Sepsis affects up to 246,00 people in the UK every year and continues to have a 25-30% mortality rate for people diagnosed with sepsis, climbing to 40-60% for those whose condition has progressed to septic shock. High-profile cases have attracted renewed attention to the treatment of sepsis, with the implementation of Martha’s law reflecting a growing concern about failures to provide rapid diagnosis and treatment. It is therefore imperative that healthcare providers improve staff awareness and confidence through regular training, provide specialist treatment for children and other vulnerable demographics, as well as deliver post-sepsis support services to help survivors throughout their recovery.

  • 50,000 people die from Sepsis in the UK annually, according to Sepsis Research’s 22-23 annual review
  • 25,000 cases of sepsis occur in children in the UK every year
  • The most socioeconomically deprived groups in the UK are twice as likely to die from sepsis within 30 days, according to a 2023 study from the University of Manchester

Join us at The National Sepsis Patient Care Conference 2024 to hear the latest policies and initiatives from across the healthcare sector in identifying and treating sepsis. Hear from best practice case studies covering a variety of key topics, including preventing deterioration, treating sepsis in children, and the use of digital resources and e-tracking to monitor patient progression. There will also be the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the sector to discuss streamlining the first 24 hours of sepsis treatment.

Why Attend:

✓ Insights into Sepsis Treatment Best Practice: hear from national experts on major challenges and trends around improving sepsis treatment

✓ Preventing Deterioration: guidance on improving escalation procedures to ensure sepsis patients receive rapid treatment once clinical parameters are met

✓ Upskilling Staff: explore initiatives to provide frontline staff with the training and confidence to proactively manage sepsis treatment

✓ Delivering Specialist Care: hear new initiatives to provide specialised paediatric and maternal sepsis care

✓ Supporting Patients After Recovery: guidance on delivering joined-up recovery pathways to support sepsis survivors throughout every stage of their rehabilitation

Enhance your Professional Development: 8 CPD points towards your yearly quota

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Professor Ian Cumming OBE, Professor of Global Healthcare Workforce and Strategy, Keele University (invited)

  • Keynote: Challenges and Progress in National Sepsis Detection and Management 

    • Overview of the latest data and trends in sepsis care and treatment
    • Understanding the impact of Martha’s Law for frontline sepsis care providers
    • Strategies for improving escalation pathways and delegating responsibilities to dedicated sepsis leads within wards
    • Guidance on providing antibiotic treatment sooner in conjunction with NEWS2 patient monitoring to meet rapid treatment targets

    Professor Matt Inada-Kim, National Clinical Director for Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance, NHS England (invited)

  • Keynote: Integrating Emerging Sepsis Research into Patient Care to Deliver Service Improvements

    • Identifying recurring health inequalities in sepsis treatment and health outcomes and exploring ways to tackle these
    • Implementing initiatives for bringing together patients and clinicians to co-produce research initiatives
    • Improving public sepsis awareness through multi-media information campaigns to reduce the number of later-stage infection patients presenting to hospital
    • Understanding the common causes of rehospitalisation as well as challenges returning to employment post-sepsis for survivors

    Colin Graham, COO, Sepsis Research (invited)

  • Questions & Answers

  • Comfort Break 

  • Case Study: Strategies for Improving Sepsis Detection Through Innovative New Testing and Staff Training

    • Creating ward champions: decentralising sepsis expertise to facilitate a faster response to suspected cases
    • Guidance on hosting staff awareness campaigns to improve familiarity with key symptoms and the necessary immediate escalatory steps
    • Trailing rapid-acting blood tests to increase diagnostic and treatment timescales
    • Ensuring the sickest patients are triaged as part of a broader critical care admission and discharge strategy that prevents inefficient use of bed space

    Dr Andrew Retter, Critical Care Consultant, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS FT (invited)

  • Case Study: Proactively Treating and Monitoring Sepsis Patients to Manage Deterioration

    • Providing pre-prescription antibiotics once sepsis is diagnosed to bring down treatment wait times
    • The Big Room: connecting multi-disciplinary teams to improve treatment monitoring and encourage collaborative improvement
    • Guidance on employing an electronic dashboard to monitor deteriorating sepsis patients and facilitate proactive treatment
    • Strategies for reducing the hospital stay times of sepsis patients and providing community healthcare services to support recovery for those with less severe symptoms

    Angela Walsh, Sepsis Nurse Lead, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT (invited)

  • Case Study: Ensuring Rapid Treatment and Monitoring for Children with Sepsis

    • Child sepsis flow-chart: key parameters for ruling out a sepsis diagnosis and for fast-tracking sepsis screening
    • Providing appropriate information and support to parents during a child’s hospital stay to ensure they are kept informed and are aware of their rights as carers
    • Creating a children’s sepsis box to allow attending nurses to provide antibiotics rapidly and meet ‘Golden Hour’ targets
    • Developing specialist training resources to ensure ward staff and nurses are confident in diagnosing and treating children with sepsis

    Sarah Odams, Lead Sepsis Nurse, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Foundation Trust (invited)

  • Questions & Answers

  • Lunch Break

  • Keynote: Working Collaboratively to Deliver an Efficient Sepsis Care Pathway  

    • Guidance on creating dedicated sepsis leads to delegate responsibility and prevent treatment delays due to protracted authorisation pathways
    • Ensuring strong collaborative links between departments through regular meetings to encourage continuous improvement and avoid duplication of efforts
    • Creating dedicated communication channels with senior care home staff and providing sepsis detection training to support earlier identification and treatment of elderly patients
    • Guidance on creating a community screening tool prioritising accessibility to allow external care providers to make an initial infection assessment

    Andrea McGuinness, Head of Improvement and NHS Guest Lead, Advancing Quality Alliance (invited)

  • Case Study: Delivering Specialist Care to Improve Health Outcomes for Sepsis in Pregnant and Other High-Risk Patients

    • Ensuring pregnant sepsis patients and their families are appropriately informed and supported throughout the duration of a hospital stay
    • Strategies for managing sepsis in older patients and ensuring treatment accommodates existing comorbidities
    • Reviewing identification and escalation protocols for medium to high-risk vulnerable patients to remove potential treatment delays
    • Providing the option of remote assessments for low-risk or post-treatment maternal patients to reduce demands on capacity

    Natalie Vaughan, Deputy Director Infection Prevention and Control, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Overcoming Challenges and Sharing Successes in Supporting Vulnerable People with Sepsis

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face around managing and monitoring sepsis patients within the first 24 hours of diagnosis. Network with senior colleagues and share innovative strategies around providing high-quality and proactive patient care.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Employing Innovative Digital Resources to Improve Detection and Treatment of Sepsis

    • E-Sepsis: digitising clinical parameters and providing automatic alerts to accelerate sepsis interventions
    • Integrating digital sepsis monitoring at the individual, ward and trust level to develop a holistic view of ongoing sepsis treatment that can plan for changes in demands on capacity
    • Delivering sepsis identification and treatment training outside of traditional hospital settings via digital training to free up strain on resources
    • Combining sepsis monitoring systems with locally situated and controlled antibiotics to increase the number of patients receiving treatment within the Golden Hour

    James Anson, Clinical Director of Infection and Immunity, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (invited)

  • Case Study: Delivering High-Quality Post-Diagnosis Support to Sepsis Patients and their Families Across the Treatment Cycle  

    • Strategies for identifying post-sepsis syndrome and communicating additional available resources to sufferers
    • Developing close collaborative links with therapeutic and psychological services to ensure patients admitted to critical and intensive care receive rapid follow-up support
    • Creating sepsis patient support groups to connect sepsis patients with their peers and help former patients manage their recovery trajectory
    • Sensitively collating patient feedback through dedicated channels to monitor patient experience and identify recurring faults

    Farooq Brohi, Consultant Anaesthetics & Intensive Care, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS FT (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be healthcare professionals who work to tackle sepsis.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
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Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
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  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
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  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

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  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

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  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
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  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

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