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The NHS has saved hundreds of people from sepsis thanks to better use of digital technology in hospitals. In a major nationwide push to tackle the condition, including a one hour identification and treatment ambition, new ‘alert and action’ technology is being introduced which uses algorithms to read patients’ vital signs and alert medics to […]
NHS to test new rapid care measures for patients with the most urgent mental and physical health needs
People who arrive at A&E experiencing a mental health crisis will receive emergency care within one hour under NHS pilot schemes aimed at improving care and saving more lives. The new standard, a significant step towards parity of esteem for mental health, is among a raft of proposed clinical improvements that aim to deliver rapid […]
Hospital staff must alert senior doctors if patients with suspected sepsis do not respond to treatment within an hour, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan to save thousands more lives. Every trust must take action to spot and treat the killer blood condition, which costs 37,000 lives a year, under guidance that is […]
Lives are being saved through the NHS’s use of smarter technology, including the introduction of a ‘game changing’ cancer treatment which reprogrammes patients’ own immune cells, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will announce today. In the NHS’s 70th year, the NHS is using smarter technology to halve the number of cardiac arrests, treat Sepsis […]
A new action plan has been published today to help support healthcare professionals to recognise and treat sepsis promptly. Sepsis is triggered by an infection, where the body’s immune system goes into overdrive, setting off a series of reactions that can lead to organ failure, and in some cases, death. The number of people developing […]