We work with medical professionals to raise awareness and recognition of sepsis across doctors, nurses and other frontline staff in all areas of the NHS. Up to 15,000 lives a year could be saved in the UK through prompt diagnosis and treatment.
We also work to drive awareness of sepsis across our communities. In schools, in work places and in our homes. If people are aware of sepsis and can recognise the symptoms, they can quickly seek the right medical help and can improve their chances of recovery.
In 2018 we partnered with the Scottish Government to fund the first nationwide sepsis awareness campaign. As a result of this campaign, awareness of sepsis at that time increased to 77%, with almost half of people being able to identify some of the symptoms.
In 2019 we partnered with the Scottish Government once again to deliver a second Scotland wide awareness campaign. Building on the learnings of the first campaign, this time the focus was increasing awareness of the main symptoms of sepsis.
This year, our 3rd campaign will be bigger and better. It will include radio adverts to ensure that the message reaches the highest number of people so that they are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of sepsis.
We raise awareness at community level too through talking with community groups, businesses and front-line medical staff. We also spread the word through our social media channels so please visit our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages.
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