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It’s a killer!

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England Medical Director, has issued a rallying call to healthcare professionals across the country to focus on improving early recognition & timely treatment of sepsis.

At a recent event in London last night and ahead of a major new public awareness campaign delivered in collaboration with the UK Sepsis Trust, he set out the work that has been done so far to help nurses & doctors to recognise and treat sepsis and what more can be done to reduce deaths from sepsis.
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