Summary Acute Medicine Indicator Table (SAMIT)


This GIRFT data dashboard provides a suite of 50 key metrics relevant to the acute medical patient pathway, for use by teams in Acute Medical Units (AMUs) and Same Day Emergency Care (SDECs) in England. It offers a deep understanding of an acute medical service, accounting for demand, capacity, processes, behaviours and performance, which all contribute to patient care and experiences.

The dashboard can be viewed at site or system level and includes an overview of key activity and resources (consultant and nursing numbers, physical bed availability) linked to capacity, helping to highlight gaps which might be impacting on the delivery of a service. It also includes an overall ranked patient flow score – the GIRFT Acute Medicine Index (GAMI).

Get started below.

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Start using the SAMIT

  • If you haven’t already registered on the OKTA/Insight platform, please register at
  • Once registered (or if you already have an OKTA/Insight account), login to your account using this link
  • To request access to the SAMIT, scroll down the list of products on the ‘Insight’ home page to find the ‘Summary Acute Medicine Indicator Table (SAMIT)’ and then press the button ‘request access’

To launch the SAMIT:

GIRFT clinical lead for acute and general medicine

"We are very pleased to launch this indicator table, which has been developed to support health services gain a deeper understanding of data related to the delivery of acute hospital medical care. Such knowledge should help in local quality improvement work that will lead to optimal acute medical patient care and experiences."
Mike Jones
GIRFT clinical lead for acute and general medicine

GIRFT clinical advisor for acute and general medicine

"One of the best things about the SAMIT is that it recognises that AMUs operate within a wider system of primary, secondary, community and social care, with variations in geography, demographics, case-mix, resources and practices. These many variations are reflected in the site-level data."
Philip Dyer
GIRFT clinical advisor for acute and general medicine

Principal analyst for GIRFT

"The SAMIT has been designed to be intuitive and easily understood at a glance. This allows acute medical teams to quickly identify which areas they need to focus on to support improvements in patient care, and also to check what has changed since they last looked at the data."
Andrew Boasman
GIRFT principal analyst