Position statements

‘Urgent care system remains hugely strained’ – SAM immediate past president

Commenting on news this week of the easing of Covid restrictions, Dr Susan Crossland, immediate past president...

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NHS performance data shows ‘increasingly serious situation’ – SAM president

The latest NHS performance data released today (13 January) shows the number of people in England waiting...

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‘Essential virtual wards are appropriately planned, resourced and staffed’ – SAM president

Commenting on the development of virtual wards and the need for careful implementation (reported today 07 January...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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