In January 2012, the Scottish Patient Safety Programme launched a 3-year collaborative to reduce harm and mortality from severe sepsis. Teams throughout Scotland have successfully implemented processes to improve outcomes for patients through prompt recognition and treatment for severe sepsis.

The work of clinical staff in NHS Scotland has resulted in a 21% reduction in 30 day mortality in people in acute hospitals coded for Sepsis (A40 &A41)

The sustainability of this work is being supported by the Acute Care portfolio Deteriorating Patient work stream.

The resources and tools developed during and since the Sepsis Collaborative, have been brought together in this toolkit. Please follow the links below to access support on education, awareness and implementation of improvements.

Please see the links to the relevant pages below to take action if Sepsis is suspected.