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Ombudsman comments on child sepsis study

Commenting on the study from Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, about GPs missing signs of sepsis in children, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Julie Mellor said:

Too many people are still dying unnecessarily from sepsis. Since our report the government and the NHS have taken steps to improve diagnosis and treatment including new guidance from NICE and a commitment to improving awareness of this deadly condition. This will be vital in order to save lives.'

Notes to editors

'Time to act - Severe sepsis: rapid diagnosis and treatment saves lives', was published by the Ombudsman service on World Sepsis Day (13 September 2013). Download the report here.

The report highlighted that not enough was being done to save the lives of people with sepsis.