We support pioneering research work through our partnership with the University of Edinburgh Roslin Institute. The research is focusing on the role genes play in how likely people are to die from infection – so we can speed up the search for new treatments.
The GenOMICC Study being led by Dr Kenneth Baillie, Academic Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Group Leader at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute, is a worldwide study which will involve clinicians capturing 100,000 DNA samples from patients in intensive care and high dependency units. In the UK there are over 50 hospitals already taking part and over 1000 intensive care beds, all taking blood and tissue samples which are sent for analysis at The Roslin Institute.
We work with medical professionals to raise awareness and recognition of sepsis in all areas of the NHS to improve prompt diagnosis and treatment,
We drive public awareness campaigns, including a joint partnership with the Scottish Government which includes a nationwide Facebook campaign, radio features and posters and flyers in hospitals, pharmacies and GP surgeries.