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‘Degrading corridor care and prolonged waits causing significant harm’ – SAM past president

The latest NHS performance data released today (08 February) shows, among other things: In response, Dr Tim Cooksley, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Degrading corridor care and…

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Virtual wards ‘not a panacea’ says SAM past president

In response to an enquiry from The Guardian regarding virtual wards, Dr Tim Cooksley, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “NHS urgent and emergency care is under unbearable…

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SAM past president tells Times Health Commission corridor care is ‘undignified, unreasonable and totally inappropriate’

The Times today (Tuesday, 06 February) published its Times Health Commission report into the crisis facing the health and social care system in England. The commission, set up in January 2023, was…

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SAM SitRep

The SAM SitRep (Situation Report) helps us evaluate the demand that acute medicine service are facing nationally. Although some measures of pressure and demand are reported through NHS systems nationally, these often…

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Undergraduate syllabus for Medical School curricula

Introduction This syllabus is intended to act as a guide for students and their instructors in medical schools. It describes the range of clinical presentations that they should be able to recognize…

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‘Bed capacity nowhere near meeting demand’ – SAM president elect

Following today’s announcement by NHS England (25 January) that it has delivered on its ambition of 5,000 more permanent beds, Dr Vicky Price, president elect of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:…

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‘Current state of turmoil in urgent care services’ – SAM past president

The latest NHS performance data (December) released today (11 January) shows, among other things: •69.4% of patients were seen within four hours in all A&E departments in December compared to 69.7% in…

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SAMBA23 National Report

The SAMBA23 national report is now available here. We are grateful for all the work put into taking part in SAMBA23 at each participating site – SAMBA would not be possible without you. …

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Joint statement from RCEM and SAM re Same Day Emergency Care

This statement is a follow up to the joint statement issued in 2019 by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) and the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) regarding the delivery of same day emergency care (SDEC) in England…

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