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    The shop can now be found via the main Sepsis Trust web site at https://sepsistrust.org/shop/ Still full of great items and all for a great cause - enjoy
  2. Anne Mutlow from the UK Sepsis Trust has replied - Hello Brian, Thank you for telling us your story, -would you like us to put a full story on our website page? There is certainly a lesson there that others can learn from. If you would like to talk to one of our support team about your recovery, do give us a call or email us and we will arrange for you to chat to one of the team, otherwise you seem to be doing the right things and listening to your body so keep it up
  3. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences and I'm sure you will get lots of support here from professionals and other survivors. Just to help, I've added a PDF version here as well Evergreen.pdf
  4. You can even accept Worcester "Massachusetts" or Worcester "Australia" !! Any angle. It's a game (winner)
  5. Thanks Dave - great to get this in the program - well done - just a shame its only up for a few more days
  6. Hi Dave. Thanks for posting Is this a link to the whole program? If so, how far in is your interview? Thanks
  7. Well From recent experience, the BBC (and other networks no doubt) are a little protective of their radio and TV interviews and prefer not to allow their material to be recorded, edited or shared on public sites - like this one! Even though the material is fundamentally Public Domain - and we give those interviews freely just to raise awareness - it is impossible to preserve and publicise these amazing and critical Sepsis information "soundbites" to the wider public, on a permanent basis. This has to change... The "Listening Project" on Radio 4,offers an opportunity for anyone to "have a conversation" on ANY subject and share their message. Now there's a challenge A conversation between two people who are Sepsis aware? A conversation between two people who want to share their story? A conversation between two people who want to raise Sepsis awareness? Now that is an oppoprtunity ... OK - If you want to learn more and possibly help on this Forum project tand have a "conversation", more information is available here. If you want to help mend Sepsis now - post a reply here to register your interest - no obligation - and we will contact all to discuss how you can help and keep Sepsis Awareness in the media for longer than the default "listen again - for 5 days only ..." We have two volunteers already - join the campaign and lets make sure we have "Sepsis" on their conversation list
  8. Hi Dave. Thanks for the post and sure it will be a great presentation. No doubt there will be lots of questions! You obviously have a story to tell and wish you well. Let us know how you get on and maybe you can share the highlights.
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  10. Mmmmm ... Westminster to Paris - so who wants to join the Sepsis Peloton?
  11. What is sepsis? Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Sepsis leads to shock, multiple organ failure and death especially if not recognized early and treated promptly. Sepsis is caused by the way the body responds to germs, such as bacteria, getting into your body. The infection may have started anywhere in a sufferer’s body, and may be only in one part of the body or it may be widespread. Sepsis can occur following chest or water infections, problems in the abdomen like burst ulcers, or simple skin injuries like cuts and bites. Sepsis can be caused by a huge variety of different bugs, most cases being caused by common bacteria which we all come into contact with every day without them making us ill. Sometimes, though, the body responds abnormally to these infections, and causes sepsis. Different types of sepsis Many people can have ‘mild’ sepsis which can make them feel ill but doesn’t require treatment in hospital. Mild sepsis can result from chest infections, urine infections and other minor illnesses. However, other patients develop severe sepsis, which means they become seriously ill and need hospital treatment straight away. How would I know if I had sepsis? If you or a loved one had a suspected infection, or certain risk factors like being very young or old, diabetic, pregnant or on long-term steroids, then you would need to know what to look for. Early signs of a ‘flu-like illness, chest infection, diarrhoea and vomiting or inability to eat and drink, together with one of the symptoms of sepsis should be taken seriously. Our Symptom Checker card gives a list of 6 symptoms to look out for. Why does sepsis matter? Sepsis is one of our biggest killers! Shocking, since so few people are aware of it, but sepsis claims 37,000 lives every year in the UK and costs the NHS £2.5 billion a year. In comparison, breast cancer claims less than 8,000 lives a year. By helping us to ensure the reliable delivery of basic sepsis care (the ‘Sepsis Six’), you can help us to save 12,500 lives every year and reduce costs by an estimated £160 million.
  12. At the UK Sepsis Trust, we recognise the scale and significance of the impact of severe sepsis on sufferers and their families. Although many patients return to a normal life, those who survive the condition may experience longstanding physical effects, and some suffer from psychological difficulties resulting from their prolonged illness. We aim, through effort and through our status as a registered charity, to: Provide support to patients and their relatives, including those bereaved by sepsis, through the provision of accessible information and the development of support networks Raise public awareness of sepsis through engagement of traditional and social media resources Continue, via our associated education programme, Survive Sepsis, to educate health professionals of all disciplines in the importance of early sepsis recognition and management Establish the infrastructure necessary to facilitate improvement through our Parliamentary lobbying campaign We are a registered charity, registration number 1146234. Our 28 page, full colour booklet, ‘Sepsis: a guide for patients & relatives’ can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here, and is available to Intensive Care Units for just £11.95 for 125 copies (to cover P&P)- e mail fiona@sepsistrust.org Our lay group, comprising ex-patients and persons bereaved by sepsis, is available to provide support and works with us to inform public awareness campaigns. We anticipate that during 2014 we will launch a structured support network across England, Wales and Scotland (once we are registered in Scotland in the Spring). We work with the media and with other charities, including the Global Sepsis Alliance, to promote awareness. Our media outreach in 2013 was to over 30 million people, with appearances on BBC News at Ten, ITV News at Ten, BBC Breakfast and regional television news, radio interviews including on Radio 4′s Today programme and Radio Five Live, and over a dozen articles in national newspapers and glossies. Through 2013, and focused around World Sepsis Day in September, we built a coalition of stakeholders including the Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Nursing, Intensive Care Society, Society for Acute Medicine, Infection Prevention Society and College of Emergency Medicine. We will be making representation to Her Majesty’s Government and to the Department of Health to help establish sepsis as a clinical priority for the NHS. A first step in this was the formation of our All Party Parliamentary Group on sepsis, launched in September 2013. Awareness among healthcare professionals is also low. We have developed a training programme, Survive Sepsis, which is endorsed by relevant professional bodies. Survive Sepsis aims to improve knowledge and skills in recognition and management of sepsis among all healthcare professions. We have released a free App across iOS, Android and Windows platforms to assist in the bedside recognition of sepsis. See main website for more info here
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