Posts Tagged ‘Acute medicine’

Tweets on how AMUs can deliver a higher quality service

Four twitter debates about how AMUs (acute medical units) can deliver a high quality professional  service were held during the recent Acute Medicine Awar...

10 tips on improving urgent and emergency care

Four organisations whose members are responsible for the care of acute patients in hospital, have set out ten priorities for action to address the challeng...

Plan to tackle acute and emergency care crisis

An action plan to help hospitals tackle the increasing pressure on urgent and emergency care services has been drawn up by organisations representing doc...

A CEO’s view on Francis report implications

Unsurprisingly, the publication of the Francis report has led to much reflection among managers, clinical leaders, and health commentators. My (pre-publica...

Safe consultant cover in AMU – new guidance

A royal college 'toolkit' has set out how seven-day-a-week consultant cover in acute medical units should be organised. The toolkit provides practical gui...

Acute hospital care teeters on brink of collapse

Acute hospital services are buckling under the pressure of increasing emergency admissions and the complex needs of an ageing population, warns a new repor...

National Early Warning Score could save lives

A national system is needed for recognising very sick patients whose condition is deteriorating and who need more intensive medical or nursing care, an RCP...

Acute medicine services are improving outcomes

Acute medicine is one of the youngest and fastest growing medical specialities which is playing an increasingly important role in improving patient outcome...

New standards for acute medicine launched

Acute medical units (AMU) should be staffed at all times by a specialist in the care of acutely unwell patients, recommends a new set of quality standards....

More on site consultants needed for acutely ill

A national enquiry into cardiac arrests highlights the need for consultant physicians to be available seven days a week to assess acutely ill patients, say...

Toolkit aims to improve care for frail elderly

A new toolkit for acute medics aims to improve the care for frail older people. Older people make up to 70% of hospital inpatients, and most are admitted ...