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Deterioration

This programme supports the national deteriorating patient workstream which aims to improve the reliability of recognition, response and communication, through the adoption of standardised tools such as NEWS2 and SBAR, and the testing of innovations such as RESTORE2 in care homes – a common language across healthcare. As part of the Covid-19 response we are supporting the development of Covid-19 virtual wards.

Sepsis is the number one cause of hospital mortality. It is under-recognised, under-estimated and under-treated. It is the most expensive admission diagnosis. This programme also focuses on standardising sepsis management across the whole care pathway throughout the Oxford AHSN region. Additional links are available via the AHSN Network – spotting serious illness and sepsis.