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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

First, I am sure the whole House will join me in sending our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jack. A terrible tragedy has occurred with the loss of such a young life.

We recognise, as I am sure my hon. Friend Mike Wood will confirm, that sepsis is a devastating condition, and it is important that the NHS carries on developing its programme of work on recognising sepsis and improving outcomes. I know NHS England and NHS Improvement are working urgently with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to establish a single England-wide paediatrics early-warning system to improve the recognition of sepsis and the response of healthcare services to children and young people.

Obviously, nothing we can do will bring Jack back or compensate for the devastating impact on his family, but I can reassure my hon. Friend Andrew Percy, and I hope he will be able to reassure his constituents, that we will continue to do all we can to improve the care for those with this devastating condition.