New sepsis toolkit launched by RCGP

A NEW sepsis toolkit to support GPs and healthcare professionals to identify and manage the condition in patients has been launched by The Royal College of General Practitioners.

The toolkit has been developed in partnership with Health Education England and NHS England and provides educational materials, up-to-date guidance and training resources. It also incorporates information for patients, carers and parents, including an adult and child sepsis ‘symptom checker’ illustrating signs and symptoms to look out for.

RCGP’s Clinical Lead for sepsis Dr Simon Stockley, who developed the toolkit, commented: "Sepsis is responsible for 37,000 deaths a year in England alone. Recognising sepsis at an early stage among the huge number of ordinary infections can be a challenge even to experienced clinicians.

"The RCGP’s Sepsis toolkit is designed to help GPs better identify possible sepsis, and provide education resources for healthcare professionals and patients alike."