The Sepsis Steering Group

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About us

The Sepsis Steering group was established in 2015 for the purpose of developing sepsis care and treatment pathways across services in Kingston Hospital, and extending out to include primary care and the London Ambulance service. The main aim of introducing pathways is to eliminate all avoidable deaths related to sepsis by improving the early recognition and prompt management of patients presenting with signs and symptoms of sepsis.

Our work is being led by a project team made up of clinical leads from intensive care and the emergency department, a senior quality improvement project manager and a sepsis specialist nurse. This project team is supported by the Sepsis Steering Group comprised of multi-disciplinary representatives from various departments and services across the Trust as well as representatives from community services, ambulance services and the public. The group is chaired Dr. Ram Kumar, Consultant Intensivist, and Clinical Lead for the Sepsis Quality Improvement Project.

What we do

The Sepsis Steering group meets approximately every 4-6 weeks.

The main duties/objectives of the group include:

  • Developing pathways of sepsis care and treatment across secondary care and linking with primary care and the ambulance services
  • Providing education sessions for all grades of staff within the hospital, including interactive simulation training, to enhance awareness of the signs of sepsis and importance of prompt treatment
  • Monitoring progress of the sepsis quality improvement initiatives  through audits
  • Ensuring that CQUIN targets are reached
  • Providing a forum for networking and sharing between hospital and community services
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