Clinical commissioning groups will be rated on sepsis care

Wise, J. (2016) BMJ. 355:i6361
Image source: Maurizio De Angelis – Wellcome Images // CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Bruce Keogh, NHS England medical director, announced that a sepsis specific indicator will be included in the clinical commissioning group information and assessment framework alongside metrics on cancer, dementia, diabetes, mental health, learning disabilities, and maternity care.

Keogh made the announcement at the launch of a new public awareness campaign, led by Public Health England and the UK Sepsis Trust, which aims to help parents and carers of young children to recognise the symptoms of sepsis and to know when to seek urgent help.

A report into sepsis by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death, published last year, found that 45% of patients with sepsis who were admitted to hospital with no other obvious problem either died or were left with a disability.

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