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Let's Beat Sepsis Together!

 Dear Parents/Carers

 

Let’s beat sepsis together.

 

That’s the message in a handy guide from the UK Sepsis Trust [UKST] which we’re sending home with the children tonight. Sepsis seems to be increasingly in the news at the moment.

 

UKST’s goal is to end preventable deaths from sepsis and improve outcomes for sepsis survivors; earlier diagnosis and treatment across the UK would save several thousand lives a year. Although treatable in many cases, up to 52,000 deaths are related to sepsis in the UK each year. UKST work to raise awareness of sepsis among the public and health care professionals; encourage early diagnosis; lobby politicians to improve standards of care; and provide better support for sepsis survivors.

 

UKST want to end preventable deaths from sepsis.

 

With their supporters’ help, UKST are putting sepsis on the national and global agenda:

  • Their ‘Just Ask: Could it be sepsis?’ campaign has gained widespread support and media coverage; since it began, sepsis awareness among the general public has increased by 28%.
  • They developed the Sepsis Six in 2006 as a practical tool to help healthcare professionals deliver the basics of care rapidly and reliably.
  • In 2016, The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) joined forces with UKST to release a new guideline to improve sepsis care across the NHS.

In 2017, the World Health Organisation adopted a resolution on sepsis to improve care globally and help reduce the annual death toll of six million people worldwide.
We hope you find the ‘Let’s Beat Sepsis Together’ guide useful; keep it somewhere handy - in a wallet, a purse or stick it on the fridge (at least you will have made use of the magnet that Great Aunt Mabel brought back from Ayia Napa last summer).
 
Yours sincerely
 
KD Williams
Headteacher 


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