Position statements

COVID 19: ‘Biggest concern I have is staff’ says SAM past president

As cases of coronavirus increase across the UK, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society...

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SAM president warns of “grave concerns” as coronavirus escalates

Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “While staff across the NHS are...

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SAM president says coronavirus plans “working well” but major outbreak would bring “immense stress”

In response to questions about the ability of the NHS to manage a widespread outbreak of coronavirus,...

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Performance data shows system “teetering on brink” – SAM past president

Following the release today of NHS performance data for January, Dr Nick Scriven, past president of the...

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NHS green initiative ‘a step in the right direction’ says SAM past president

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced the NHS and its staff will step up action...

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SAM warns changing targets for political expediency “plain wrong”

Following comments made today by health secretary Matt Hancock regarding potentially removing the four-hour emergency access target,...

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SAM calls for “urgent” government action on NHS following latest data release

Following the release today of NHS performance data for December, which showed 79.8% of patients spent less...

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Medics say NHS same day emergency care plan for winter ‘grossly derailed’

Senior medics have said an NHS plan designed to improve urgent care and ease pressure on hospitals...

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