NICE: End of life care for adults – Quality standard [QS13]

This quality standard covers care for adults (aged 18 and over) who are approaching the end of their life. This includes people who are likely to die within 12 months, people with advanced, progressive, incurable conditions and people with life-threatening acute conditions. It also covers support for their families and carers. It includes care provided…

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Council Members 2021

NAME POSITION Start Date End Date   SAM Directors     Sue Crossland Past Immediate President Sep-21 Sep-23 Tim Cooksley President  Sep-21 Sep-23 Nick Murch President Elect Sep-21 Sep-23 Vicky Price  Secretary May-22 May-25 Micheal Wheble Treasurer Oct-19 Oct-22 SAM Council     Nick Smallwood England Regional Representative Sep-20 Sep-23 Mcheal Trimble Northern Ireland Regional…

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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 current pressures and patient safety, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “It is extremely worrying we are facing such pressures and problems at a time when, traditionally, urgent medical admissions might dip…

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SAM submission to Health and Social Care Committee’s pandemic inquiry

The Society for Acute Medicine has made a submission to the Health and Social Care Committee’s ‘Delivering Core NHS and Care Services during the Pandemic and Beyond’ inquiry ahead of its latest evidence session today (Tuesday, 16 June). In the letter, available to download here (Health and Social Care Committee submission), Dr Susan Crossland, president…

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Top doctor urges PM to stop playing “fast and loose” with data

Following today Prime Minister’s Questions, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Despite all the PM’s rhetoric about protecting the NHS, his government’s mishandling will harm the very people he is purporting to have protected by risking them coming under intense strain in the coming weeks and months with…

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SAM issues winter briefing as NHS faces “most pressure it has ever seen”

Following the release today of the latest weekly NHS winter sitrep data and the Queen’s Speech, the Society for Acute Medicine has issued a winter briefing on the current state of the health service and the action required to alleviate pressure. Within the report, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute…

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