Sepsis awareness

A new sepsis awareness campaign has been launched by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, supported by UK Sepsis Trust. 

The symptoms of sepsis

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Acting quickly could save a child’s life. The campaign encourages parents of children aged 0-4 to go to A&E immediately or call 999 if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Looks mottled, bluish or pale
  • Is very lethargic or difficult to wake
  • Feels abnormally cold to touch
  • Is breathing very fast
  • Has a rash that does not fade when you press it
  • Has a fit or convulsion.

The campaign was launched with a series of new videos explaining the key symptoms, fronted by campaigner and Cornish mum Melissa Mead, and a number of other families affected by the condition, as well as the release of posters and leaflets to help raise awareness.

These posters and flyers can be downloaded and printed to display.