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Clinical commissioning groups will be rated on sepsis care

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 25 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6361
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Different areas of the country will be rated on how well they identify and treat sepsis, NHS England has announced.

Bruce Keogh, NHS England medical director, announced that a sepsis specific indicator will be included in the clinical commissioning group information and assessment framework alongside metrics on cancer, dementia, diabetes, mental health, learning disabilities, and maternity care.

Keogh made the announcement at the launch of a new public awareness campaign, led by Public Health England and the UK Sepsis Trust, which aims to help parents and carers of young children to recognise the symptoms of sepsis and to know when to seek urgent help.

A report into sepsis by the National …

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