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Sepsis (blood poisoning)

There are around 250,000 cases of sepsis every year in the UK, with at least 46,000 dying every year as a result of the condition.

Anyone can develop sepsis after an injury or minor infection, though some people are more at risk than others, including:

Babies and the elderly
Frail people or people with weakened immune symptoms
People who have recently had surgery or a serious illness

There is lots of information about symptoms of sepsis at Its important for patients to be aware of the symptoms people experience with sepsis


S – Slurred speech or confusion
E – Extreme shivering
P – Passing no urine
S – Severe breathlessness
I – It feels like you’re going to die
S – Skin mottled or discoloured