An NHS RightCare Scenario (produced with the NHS England-led Cross-system Sepsis Programme Board) aims to "demonstrate the opportunities to reduce the unwarranted variation in sepsis care".
A video, featuring Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, former Medical Director for NHS England, has been produced in which commissioners, clinicians and health economies in England have been called on to "address and reduce the variation found in the care of sepsis for all patients with the aim of improving outcomes and quality of life".
View the video on the NHS England website
PRIMIS' free-to-use GRASP-Fever quality improvement tool enables practices to review their clinical management of children under five presenting with a fever (in the past three months). It will help to increase the use of the traffic light system for identifying risk of serious illness recommended by NICE, leading to improvements in care, better identification of those at risk of serious infection and improved assessment of cases for admission.
Feverish illness is a common occurrence in young children, often signalling an underlying infection. It is frequently a cause for concern for parents and carers and despite advances in healthcare, infections remain the leading cause of death in children under the age of five years. In most cases the illness is due to a self-limiting viral infection however fever can also indicate serious bacterial infections such as sepsis.
View further details on the GRASP-Fever tool and its benefits to practices.
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