New campaign to speed up recognition of sepsis launches today
15 December 2016
Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) welcomes the news that a new public awareness campaign on sepsis, supported by Public Health England, has launched today.
Many of the germs which cause meningitis often cause sepsis - also referred to as septicaemia or blood poisoning - and for many years MRF has been calling for doctors to ask themselves whether patients they see with signs of infection could have meningitis or septicaemia.
From today, millions of leaflets urging parents to take their child to A&E or call 999 if their child is displaying symptoms will be delivered to GP surgeries and hospitals across the country.
Details about the new campaign which is being run in collaboration with Sepsis Trust UK, can be found found here
MRF is also currently working with Public Health England on several projects to help improve awareness and action to help defeat meningitis.
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