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‘Questions over how proposed ways out of current chaos can be delivered’ says SAM past president

Commenting today (03 January) on staff sickness rates, Covid admissions and increasing pressure across the NHS, Dr Nick Scriven, past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “I think we are...

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‘NHS functioning on life support only’ says SAM president

Dr Tim Cooksley, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, provides an update on current NHS pressures and the impact on acute care (28 December): “As hopefully many enjoy a festive period, each component...

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NHS pressures ‘far worse than this time last year’ says SAM president

Following the release today (09 December) of the latest NHS performance data which shows last month was one of the busiest on record, with waiting times for hospital treatment and admission from...

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Medics warn flagship NHS project to reduce hospital admissions “stalling”

24 November 2021 Senior medics have warned a flagship NHS England project to improve urgent care and reduce hospital admissions is stalling due to inappropriate use and a lack of investment.  The...

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Urgent and emergency care is under unprecedented strain – SAM past president

Commenting on a report published today (15 November) by the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives entitled ‘Delayed hospital handovers: Impact assessment of patient harm’, Dr Nick Scriven, past president of the Society...

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‘This is a system really struggling in all aspects of acute care’ – SAM past president

Commenting on the release today (11 November) of the latest NHS performance data, Dr Nick Scriven, past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This is a system that is really...

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‘Ambulance in a room proposal moving not tackling problems’ says SAM past president

Commenting on the announcement of a pilot of ambulance “arrival lounges” at emergency departments, Dr Susan Crossland, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Following the announcement this week effectively...

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‘Areas of the NHS currently experiencing conditions outside of anyone’s experience’ – SAM past president

Commenting on current pressures on the NHS (25 October), Dr Nick Scriven, past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Areas of the NHS are currently experiencing conditions outside of anyone’s...

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Acute medicine ‘integral to front and back door of hospitals’ – SAM president

Following the release today (14 October) of the latest NHS performance data, Dr Tim Cooksley, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This data presents a worrying picture as we are...

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