Registration for Winter SAMBA24 is now open!
Join us for a Winter Snapshot Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit 2024 on 22nd February 2024.
We know that winter is a busy time of year for all who work in acute medicine and all those involved in the care of acutely unwell patients. SAMBA24 will help us understand how our acute medicine services are performing in this increased pressures we are facing. We have streamlined our data collection questions, to try to ensure data collection is as easy as possible.
Winter SAMBA24 has a focus on suspected respiratory infection, particularly community acquired pneumonia. Many patients with community acquired pneumonia are managed entirely within acute medicine services, and we need to understand whether management of these patients meet national recommendations currently. We hope that you will be able to work with the respiratory medicine teams at your hospitals to help us evaluate current performance for these patients.
All participants will need to re-register for Winter SAMBA24, through the link below.
Your contact details will be used to contact you for matters related to SAMBA. Users will be registered in batches, prior to the day of data collection.
For Trusts that have more than one hospital, please register each hospital site separately. Please take care to write out the hospital name in full, with no abbreviations.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com for more information.
We’ll email all registered participants closer to SAMBA day to ensure you have relevant information.
A Caldicott Approval form will need to be completed for Winter SAMBA24, if you did not complete this for SAMBA23.
The unit questionnaire will be sent to all registered email addresses prior to the 22nd February.
Please start arranging your Winter SAMBA24 data collectors for the 22nd February 2024 and ensure that you have obtained local approvals. The data entry deadline is 23:59 on 28th March 2024.
Any queries, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
SAMBA Reports & Articles
Previous Rounds of SAMBA
SAMBA23 collected information on unit structures, as well as helped us understand more about your acute medicine workforce. Please see below documents used for SAMBA 2023: Caldicott Guardian Form SAMBA23 Protocol SAMBA23 How to Guide SAMBA23 Masterlist SAMBA23 Patient Data Collection Form SAMBA23 Scoring Charts for Patient Data
SAMBA23 National Report
The SAMBA23 national report is now available here. We are grateful for all the work put into taking part in SAMBA23 at each participating site – SAMBA would not be possible without you. If you require a copy of your local report or data, or have any other queries, please email us at email@example.com.
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SAMBA22 National Report
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SAMBA 2021 Report
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SAMBA 2019 National Report
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SAMBA18 National Report
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