Morning, Thursday, 18th January 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the policy priorities for improving sepsis outcomes.
It takes place in light of NHS England’s Sepsis Action Plan, expected in autumn 2017, which will reflect current work on safety netting, standards, reporting, education and training. It also follows the progress made on Improving outcomes for patients with sepsis, which looked at supporting healthcare professionals to recognise and treat sepsis promptly, with the aim of improving patient outcomes and reducing mortality.
Delegates will assess what more can be done to ensure symptoms of sepsis are identified and patients are diagnosed earlier, especially in the context of recent NICE guidance to treat people with life-threatening sepsis symptoms within one hour. They will also consider the potential impact of the 2017 Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis CQUIN and NHS England’s proposal to introduce a sepsis specific indicator to the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework in 17/18.
Further sessions will focus on priorities for raising awareness amongst the public and health professionals through education and training; next steps for enabling prompt recognition and treatment; the role of NHS 111 in going online during 2017 and increasing clinical assessments; improving clinical practice and patient safety; promoting a learning culture and further opportunities for cross-system collaboration in order to reduce the number of avoidable deaths from sepsis.
The conference is expected to bring together key policymakers with a range of stakeholders, including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials involved in this area of public policy, together with health and social care professionals, healthcare lawyers, representatives of consumer health organisations, trade unions, local government, as well as representatives of healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, academia, interested and affected charities and user groups, and reporters from the trade and national media.