Submitted by Dorothy May Lake on Thursday 10th November 2022
Published on Thursday 24th November 2022
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 24th May 2023
Current Signatures: 14
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Review recognition, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis by the NHS
We want the Government to review recognition, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis by the NHS. According to the UK Sepsis Trust there are around 48,000 deaths per year from sepsis in the UK and nearly 80,000 people each year who suffer life-changing after effects.
Sepsis kills more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. The UK Sepsis Trust has said that that earlier identification and treatment could save thousands of lives per year.
We believe the UK’s record in dealing with sepsis is appalling and historically we have been far from one of the best performing countries in Europe when it comes to saving patients with sepsis.
Some patients are more at risk of contracting sepsis i.e after surgery or medical procedures. My husband and two friends died of sepsis and it is imperative that this horrible condition is diagnosed and treated immediately on its onset in order to reduce unnecessary deaths from this.
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