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Use of sepsis 6 raises some interesting questions
  1. David J Wright1,
  2. Daniel J Beckett2,
  3. Ben Cooke2
  1. 1Department of Anaesthesia & Critical Care, NHS Forth Valley, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, UK
  2. 2Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr David J Wright, Department of Anaesthesia & Critical Care, NHS Forth Valley, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert FK5 4WR, UK; d.wright3{at}nhs.net

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Dear Sirs

NHS Forth Valley, like other health boards in Scotland, has implemented the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) sepsis workstream which started in January 2012 and aims to reduce mortality from sepsis in pilot sites by 10% by December 2014.1 One of the vehicles for this is reliable delivery of the sepsis 62 bundle (see table 1) within 1 h of recognition of sepsis.

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The sepsis 62

Locally, our guidance advises that where a patient is triggering on their NHS Early Warning Scoring chart (NEWS3) and is suspected …

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