Sepsis screening

You may be aware of a recent news report on BBC online highlighting which hospital trusts around the country screen eligible patients for sepsis, and how many of these patients receive antibiotics within an hour.

The Christie featured in this report as one of the lowest scoring trusts for screening for sepsis, but we want to clarify that due to a clerical error, the figures for sepsis screening submitted for The Christie were incorrect.

We want to reassure patients that the correct figure for screening for sepsis in 2016/17 is 100% and indeed the data for the first quarter of 2017/18 (April/May/June) also shows that 100% of patients who met the criteria for sepsis screening were screened.

For the first quarter of 2017/18, 95% of patients admitted as an emergency who needed intravenous antibiotics received them within the required 60 minutes.

If you have any concerns about sepsis screening or any questions, please contact Leah Morgan, Sepsis Nurse Specialist on 0161 446 8547 or leah.morgan@christie.nhs.uk

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