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Performance data ‘hits home shape NHS is in’ – SAM past president

Following the release today (11 February) of the latest NHS performance data, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This data really hits home what shape...

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SAM and Royal College of Physicians publish end-of-life care resource for hospital doctors

The Royal College of Physicians has produced a resource in collaboration with the Society for Acute Medicine to support hospital doctors in improving the care and choices provided to people at the...

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Message of thanks ‘appreciated but recognition of multitude of issues more important’

Following a message of thanks to NHS staff delivered by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens ahead of a visit today to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president...

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29-30 April 2021 scouseSAM Virtual Conference

scouseSAM Virtual Conference 29-30 April 2021 The Society for Acute Medicine’s Spring meeting, scouseSAM, will take place online on 29-30 April 2021. This will be a fully virtual conference with the option to watch...

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‘Challenges are truly daunting’ says SAM past president

Following the release today of the latest NHS performance data (14 January), Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This data shows exactly how dire things...

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Doctor warns of concern for welfare of staff on medical wards

A senior doctor has warned of his concern for the welfare of staff on medical wards who are dealing with increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients (07 January). Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past...

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Senior medic says it is a “race against time” to vaccinate the vulnerable before new variant hits North

A senior medic has warned it is now a “race against time” to vaccinate vulnerable people and healthcare staff before the third Covid wave hits the North. Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past...

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Death of Professor Donal O’Donoghue

The Royal College of Physicians today (4 Jan) announced the death from COVID-19 of its Registrar, Professor Donal O’Donoghue. Donal was a staunch supporter of acute medicine and a friend of the...

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Current situation ‘extremely worrying’ says SAM immediate past president

As pressure continues to rise across the NHS, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said in a statement today (28 December): “The current situation is extremely...

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