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Sepsis: Children

Question for Department of Health

UIN 36036, tabled on 28 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to extend the awareness campaign to adults on sepsis in children.

Answered on

4 May 2016

The NHS England cross-system action plan is clear that prevention and raising professional awareness are effective means of improving outcomes for all patients at risk from sepsis. Health Education England has also agreed to develop their education training resources to emphasise the importance of good communication with patients concerning the risks, signs and symptoms of sepsis, where appropriate.

In addition to this action focused on professionals, we have asked Public Health England to develop an awareness campaign for parents that focuses upon the symptoms of serious infections in children, such as meningitis and septicaemia, including sepsis.

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