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NHS data shows extent of “precarious situation” – SAM past president

Following the release today (08 July) of the latest NHS performance data, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This data shows the extent of the...

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SAM welcomes new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Society for Acute Medicine welcomes the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to his post at what may prove to be one of the most challenging times for...

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SAM president warns of “massive tension” between elective and urgent care

Speaking today about pressures facing the NHS and the effects on acute medical units, Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “There is massive tension between recovering elective...

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SAM past president warns current pressures and lack of respite ‘extremely worrying ahead of next onslaught’

Following today’s article in The Independent on concerns raised by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine about current pressures and patient safety, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for...

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Performance data shows “lack of preparation for the inevitable” says SAM leaders

The latest NHS performance data released today (10 June) shows 5.12 million people were on the waiting list for hospital treatment at the end of April – the highest number since records...

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Bed occupancy well above 90% “dangerous” – SAM past president

Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, comments on current NHS pressures, the challenges being faced by staff and actions required to tackle some of the underlying...

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Any rise in Covid numbers will put recovery ‘in jeopardy’ – SAM past president

Commenting today (04 June) on NHS pressures, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Our hospitals are really, really busy with acute non-Covid related illnesses causing...

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SAM response to NHS England’s review of urgent and emergency care standards

The NHS England clinical review of urgent and emergency care standards began in 2018 as a way to improve outcomes and patient experience.  The latest stage of this review, the results of...

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ED-AM Pathway vaccine concerns updated

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