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Regional sepsis meeting a ‘great collaborative event’

Over 70 people attended ‘Sepsis – a patient-centred learning event’ organised by the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative on 1 May. It brought together patients and relatives who have experienced sepsis and clinicians who manage patients with sepsis. The programme included patient stories, national (Ron Daniels, UK Sepsis Trust, CEO) and regional (Andrew Brent, regional clinical lead) updates and interactive workshops to improve sepsis care, information and support for people in the Oxford AHSN region (using Liberating Structures).

1 May sepsis eventThe initial outputs from the event are:

  • A patient-led support group to be set up in our region, with help from UK Sepsis Trust
  • A portfolio of patient stories to use in education – videos, written and in person
  • Amendments to patient information leaflets and ideas about raising public awareness.

Feedback from the event included:

  • “Great collaborative event. Cathartic, educational and progressive… all at the same time” Emma Cazaly, sepsis survivor
  • “A humbling experience that will change my practice” Owen Gustafason, Physiotherapist, Oxford University Hospitals
  • “An excellent example of how to do patient/public engagement work. useful & enjoyable” Bethan Page, PhD student
  • “A super day combining different groups learning from each other. I found it helpful and supportive and really enjoyed being part of it all” Liz Grover sepsis survivor, UK Sepsis Trust
  • “Valuable reminder that holistic care is good care” Dr Andrew Cooney, sepsis lead consultant, Milton Keynes University Hospital


Find more resources from the 1 May sepsis learning event here.

Read more about our programme on sepsis and the deteriorating patient here.