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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.
Locally, our guidance advises that where a patient is triggering on their NHS Early Warning Scoring chart (NEWS3) and is suspected …
Contributors BC collected the data on blood cultures. DJB and DJW had the idea for this letter. The letter was written by DJW.
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