Vice-presidential role for Southampton's acute medicine specialist

A leading medical specialist based at Southampton General Hospital has been elected vice-president of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM).

Dr Chris Roseveare, consultant in acute medicine, will use his two-year term to promote the new speciality of acute internal medicine, as well as representing the society on a variety of committees, before moving into the role of president.

SAM, formed in 2000, is the representative organisation for all professionals working in the field of acute medicine, which is concerned with the first 24 to 48 hours of a person’s admission to hospital with an acute medical problem.

The society has over 700 members and played a pivotal role in the recent recognition of acute internal medicine and approval of the new speciality training curriculum.

Dr Roseveare helped to establish the department of acute medicine at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and the acute medical unit, which was opened in 2006 and sees emergency patients who have been referred by their doctors.

Posted on Monday 7 December 2009