To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information is provided to new mothers on spotting the signs and symptoms of sepsis in young children and infants.
26 May 2016
Health visitors are able to provide information to parents on the signs and symptoms of sepsis. Public Health England (PHE) is working with health visiting professional organisations to ensure health visitors have easy access to up to date advice to share with parents.
General information about the signs and symptoms of sepsis is available on the NHS Choices website at:
NHS Choices also includes more specific information on the signs and symptoms of septicaemia caused by meningitis at:
We have also asked PHE to develop an awareness campaign for parents that focuses on the symptoms of serious infections, including meningitis, septicaemia, and sepsis.