National Sepsis Collaborative

 In January 2012, Healthcare Improvement Scotland launched a national collaborative aimed at reducing harm from Sepsis.  Sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock are common healthcare problems, associated with a high mortality rate. 

 The overall aim of the collaborative is to achieve a 5% reduction in mortality from sepsis by December 2012, increasing to a 10% reduction by December 2014.  This will be achieved by implementing the reliable delivery of a sepsis six bundle to improve the recognition and timely management of sepsis.

 Four pilot areas across NHS Tayside are currently involved in taking this work forward Ward 15, Ninewells Hospital, Ward 42, Ninewells Hospital, Accident & Emergency, Ninewells Hospital and Ward 4, Perth Royal Infirmary. 

 To access the Sepsis Collaborative Driver Diagram and Measurement Plan, please click on the links below.  Further information about the collaborative can also be found at

Key Contacts:
Dilip Nathwani, Consultant Physician/NHS Tayside Sepsis Lead (
Wendy Sayan, Acting Patient Safety Development Manager (
Alison Davie, Safety Clinical Governance and Risk Facilitator (

Link to Sepsis Driver Diagram

Link to Sepsis Measurement Plan

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