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Every trust must take action to spot & treat the killer blood condition, which costs 37,000 lives a year, under guidance that is being mandated by NHS England. The guidance, drawn up with the Royal College of Physicians, The Royal College of GPs, NICE and the UK Sepsis Trust, states that ‘staff should look for sepsis at an early stage in patients coming to A&Es and those who are already on wards’.
And hospital teams should also take sufficient note of non-specific symptoms & concerns expressed by relatives & carers such as acute changes in behaviour. Hospitals will be contractually obliged to ensure they fully comply with the guidance coming in from April 2019.NHS England is also working with the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and others to develop a national Paediatric Early Warning System to match the existing adult NEWS2 tool.