Bottom line; the NHS England plan has not worked. So I guess we need Plan B.
Here are three things that NHS England could do now:
- Create a Sepsis Registry – we would then know the extent of the problem. NHS England currently doesn’t have a succinct policy for Registries (perhaps they could get round to that).
- Adopt the international standards of Sepsis treatment. Making sure the poor primary care practices are called out and addressed. (although you need a Registry to do that).
- Refer every Sepsis death to a Coroner to investigate.
That should cut the number of entirely avoidable deaths.