Personal Injury Lawyer, Sylvia Taylor highlighted on our blog in the Summer that this failure to continue to diagnose sepsis would continue to be on the rise. She wasn't wrong as it has been highlighted by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt that learning better how to spot it could prevent as many as 37,000 deaths a year especially in newborns to 4 year olds.
Health officials are launching a campaign to help spot the early signs of sepsis, a condition that has been blamed for about 37,000 deaths a year in England. The campaign, run by Public Health England and the UK Sepsis Trust, is aimed at parents and carers of newborns to four-year-old children. It is part of a series of measures by the NHS to tackle the condition, which arises as a complication of an infection. Sepsis should be treated with same urgency as heart attacks - “We need to get far better at spotting it across the NHS. By raising awareness and improving clinical practice, we will save lives in the fight against this horrible illness,” said the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt.