Sepsis: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th July 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NICE on the development of new treatments for sepsis; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We have had no such discussions. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is responsible for developing authoritative guidance for the National Health Service on the use of drugs and other treatments, but does not develop new treatments. NICE published a clinical guideline in September 2017 that provides evidence-based guidance for the NHS on the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis. The guideline can be found at the following link:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng51

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