Summary of responses to the recommendations of the Meningococcal Working Group – Department of Health and Social Care

This report provides a summary of responses from organisations to the recommendations of the Meningococcal Working Group report published in July 2018. The group made recommendations on raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis and meningococcal disease, and

Meningococcal Working Group: Raising awareness of the signs and symptoms, and ensuring early diagnosis and treatment of meningococcal disease – Meningococcal Working Group

This report sets out 12 recommendations aimed at organisations and bodies that have a role to play in improving awareness and early diagnosis of sepsis and meningococcal disease.   It focus’ on raising awareness of the signs and symptoms, and ensuring early

The variation between sub-optimal and optimal pathways: Rob’s story: Sepsis identification and care – NHS RightCare

In this scenario – using a fictional patient, Rob –  a sepsis care pathway is examined, comparing a sub-optimal but typical scenario against an ideal pathway. At each stage we have modelled the costs of care, not only financial to the local health

National Early Warning Score (NEWS) 2 Standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity in the NHS: Updated report of a working party – Royal College of Physicians

The NEWS is based on a simple aggregate scoring system in which a score is allocated to physiological measurements, already recorded in routine practice, when patients present to, or are being monitored in hospital. Six simple physiological parameters form the

The Sepsis Manual: 4th edition 2017 -2018 – The Sepsis Trust

Looks at the epidemiology of sepsis finding that while the recording of the number of cases of sepsis has improved and there is a better understanding of its impact on the NHS and society, we still have to estimate figures

Severe sepsis and septic shock clinical audit 2016/17: National Report – Royal College of Emergency Medicine

A total of 13,129 patients presenting to 196 Emergency Departments (ED) were included in this audit. The purpose of the audit is to monitor documented care against the standards published in June 2016. The audit is designed to drive clinical practice

The Cost of Sepsis Care in the UK: Final Report – York Health Economics Consortium

Report that highlights the costs associated with sepsis in the UK. Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by infection from numerous potential sources. In more severe forms it results in hospital admission and the most severe forms require treatment