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SAM president welcomes new NHS England chief executive

Following the announcement of Amanda Pritchard as the new chief executive of NHS England, Dr Susan Crossland,...

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NHS strain compounded by rising cases of norovirus – SAM past president

Public Health England has issued an alert today (16 July) about rising cases of norovirus in the...

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Senior medics warn of “Covid explosion” as restrictions lift

Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, has warned of his concerns...

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NHS data shows extent of “precarious situation” – SAM past president

Following the release today (08 July) of the latest NHS performance data, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past...

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SAM welcomes new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Society for Acute Medicine welcomes the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to...

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SAM president warns of “massive tension” between elective and urgent care

Speaking today about pressures facing the NHS and the effects on acute medical units, Dr Susan Crossland,...

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SAM past president warns current pressures and lack of respite ‘extremely worrying ahead of next onslaught’

Following today’s article in The Independent on concerns raised by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine about...

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Performance data shows “lack of preparation for the inevitable” says SAM leaders

The latest NHS performance data released today (10 June) shows 5.12 million people were on the waiting...

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Bed occupancy well above 90% “dangerous” – SAM past president

Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, comments on current NHS pressures,...

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