NHS hospitals could face fines for breaches of new sepsis rules

11 March 2019 – Guardian

Hospitals face fines for missing sepsis targets under new NHS England rules
12 March 2019 – NHE

NHS Long Term Plan to reduce toll of ‘hidden killer’ sepsis
11 March 2019 – NHS England

Hospitals could face financial penalties if they fail to meet new guidelines for detecting and treating sepsis.

New guidance, mandated by NHS England, now includes a requirement for staff to alert senior doctors if patients suspected of having the deadly condition do not respond to treatment within one hour.

All NHS trusts in England will be contractually obliged to fully comply with the advice from April, in an effort to improve accountability.

Source (Guardian)

Source (NHE)

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