Sepsis is just as urgent as heart attack, says NICE

In the new guideline, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) says all health professionals, no matter where they work in the NHS, need to think about the possibility of sepsis in all patients who may have an infection.

Sepsis can affect anyone at any time. It starts when the immune system overreacts to an infection and begins to damage the body itself, leading to organ failure and in some cases death.

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