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Question for Department of Health

UIN 35700, tabled on 26 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is planning to take to improve professional awareness of sepsis.

Answered on

4 May 2016

Plans for improving professional awareness of sepsis were set out in the Cross System Sepsis Board report Improving outcomes for patients with sepsis: A cross-system action plan published by NHS England in December 2015.

Health Education England (HEE) has undertaken to extend the scope of its learning materials to focus on sepsis in primary care and in children.

Building on the 25 eLearning sessions currently available from e-Learning for healthcare that include sepsis as a topic, a new module will focus on the identification and management of sepsis in primary care.

HEE is also working on a short educational video on paediatric sepsis. Finally, HEE is undertaking a piece of scoping work to identify the current provision of learning materials available to support sepsis management and any gaps in this material.

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