Think Sepsis

Sepsis is a very rare condition which can be life threatening, it is caused by an infection which causes the immune system to go into overdrive. 

Think sepsis aims to improve the diagnosis and early management of sepsis in primary care.  There are an estimated 150,000 cases of sepsis per year in England, and around 44,000 associated deaths.  However, with early identification sepsis can be avoidable and treatable.  

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners, has launched an e-learning programme for healthcare professionals about sepsis. Think Sepsis follows the recommendations of the new NICE guideline on sepsis recognition, diagnosis and early management. For further details please follow the link 

More information can also be sought from the sepsis trust website 


One thought on “Think Sepsis

  1. Reblogged this on Jen the HV and commented:
    Having worked in Paeds A&E prior to my jump into health visiting, sepsis is something I’ve always been aware of, and how vulnerable babies especially can be.
    Leah (who writes SCPHN’ing Along) has done a fantastic summary of today’s new guidelines – something we should familiarise ourselves with and be informing parents of at every opportunity.


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