Position statements

‘Insufficient workforce and capacity to meet demand’ – SAM past president

Following the release today (15 February) of the latest weekly NHS performance figures, Dr Tim Cooksley, immediate past…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Frustration expressed on lack of resolution to current strike action

Dr Tim Cooksley, immediate Past President of the Society for Acute Medicine, has expressed frustration that resolution…

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‘Predicted winter crisis is hitting hard’ – SAM immediate past president

In response to an enquiry from The Times on winter pressures and strike action, Dr Tim Cooksley,…

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Significant patient harm and trauma likely across NHS in coming weeks

Dr Tim Cooksley, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, has warned the next few…

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