SAMBA 2022 – Bookings open!

Join us for the Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit 2022 on 23rd June 2022. SAMBA22 will collect information on unit structures, as well as helping us understand more about your acute medicine workforce. All users will need to re-register for SAMBA22 by completing the form. Your contact details will only be used to contact…

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Call for Nominations February 2022

It is time for Elections! The following positions are being advertised: SAM Physician Associate Job Description SAM IT Lead Please see the attached letter outlining the details. The deadline for applications is 14 February.

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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 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, Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Rightly so the government, Public Health England and the NHS are working hard to manage the coronavirus situation and that co-ordination has been working well for the…

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