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Sepsis related patient safety incidents

GP practices can now report sepsis-related patient safety incidents through the new national reporting and learning system (NRLS) e-form for general practice.

There are an estimated 31,000 deaths a year due to sepsis, an estimated 10,000 of which are avoidable. Improvements around initial assessment, recognition of critical illness, and timeliness of treatment could positively impact on patient outcomes. Practice staff are encouraged to use the new e-form to report all incidents and near misses, increasing opportunities for the NHS to learn and take action at a national level to prevent identified patient safety risks. More ....