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News and updates from today's Sepsis Summit

Conference chair: Professor Saul Faust Chair Sepsis NICE Guideline Committee & Professor of Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases University of Southampton

Following the chairs introduction and welcome, Dr Ron Daniels Chair The UK Sepsis Trust & Consultant in Intensive Care Good Hope Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, opens the conference with a focus on ‘Sepsis – the silent killer and leading cause of deterioration’, covering:

● why is it so important to focus on sepsis as the leading cause of deterioration?
● reducing mortality and morbidity from Sepsis
● ensuring sepsis is recognised early and treated promptly
● case studies and tips for good practice and change
● the New Quality Standard: priorities for implementation 

Presentation objectives

To equip attendee with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand the state of the art with respect to sepsis care from a systems perspective
  • Apply local interpretation to varying definitions sets for sepsis in line with national strategy
  • Describe the scale of the impact of sepsis including potential impact of heightened public awareness

Dr Ron Daniels Biography: Dr Ron Daniels BEM is a Consultant in Critical Care at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, England. He’s a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

Ron is Chief Executive of the Global Sepsis Alliance, having been instrumental in bringing World Sepsis Day and the Chairman’s concept of the World Sepsis Declaration to fruition. In May 2017, following unanimous approval of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation, he was part of an Executive Board successful in securing the adoption of a resolution on sepsis by the 70th World Health Assembly.

He is also Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Sepsis Trust, a registered charity, in which capacity he provides in addition to public duties clinical advice to NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Prof Richard Beale Specialist Committee Member Sepsis Quality Standard, NICE & Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, continues with an EXTENDED SESSION on: Meeting the Quality Standards in Practice: Quality Measures, covering:

● measuring progress against the 5 Quality Statements
● quality measures: how will you assess adherence to the statements
● how can we ensure timely treatment?
● how can we improve practice for people at low risk of Sepsis to ensure they recognise the symptoms: improving awareness and information
● interactive discussion and case review 

Prof Richard Beale's biography: Richard Beale is  Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at King’s College, London, and a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and his clinical and research interests include sepsis, haemodynamic monitoring, advanced ventilation, nutrition in the critically ill, and ICU informatics.  He as part of the NICE Sepsis Clinical Guideline Development Group, and the NICE sepsis ~Core Standards Group. He is Clinical Director for Perioperative, Critical Care and Pain Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.   He is also Co-Leader of the Clinical Academic Group within King’s Health Partners AHSC that includes Critical Care, and is Acute Clinical Academic Group Development Lead for King’s Health Partners, with honorary membership of the KHP Executive. He is a past Chair of the Research Committee of the ESICM, and past member of the ESICM Executive. He has been an ESICM representative on the Steering Committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign since 2004, and is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meetings. Professor Beale is NHS England Clinical Director for London Adult Critical Care Operational Delivery Networks.


22 January 2018


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