Thursday, 24 December 2015

Improving outcomes for patients with sepsis

"Earlier this year, NHS England convened a group of experts from across the health and care landscape, the UK Sepsis Trust, Royal Colleges, patients and expert clinicians to advise on those actions needed to drive improvement in the identification and treatment of sepsis. Through their deliberations, the group agreed on the need to:

  1. Prevent avoidable cases of sepsis.
  2. Increase awareness of sepsis amongst professionals and the public.
  3. Improve the identification and treatment of sepsis across the whole patient pathway.
  4. Improve consistency of standards and reporting.
  5. Underpin all actions with the principles of appropriate antibiotic use and antimicrobial stewardship.

This document is intended for those working across the health and social care landscape – including provider organisations, commissioners, and healthcare professionals. We hope that it will also be helpful to the public in understanding what the health system is doing to address a major cause of death and lasting ill health."

Improving outcomes for patients with sepsis: A cross-system action plan
NHS England
December 2015

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