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 focuses on standardising sepsis management across the whole care pathway throughout the Oxford AHSN region. It also 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. Additional links are available via the AHSN Network – spotting serious illness and sepsis.