GS1 logo

Sponsored by GS1

James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust: Kissing Goodbye Sepsis

The team undertook initiatives to enable early identification and treatment of sepsis which included designing a new sepsis pathway, creating a sepsis recognition box and providing prompt cards and sepsis badges to staff.

The number of patients receiving antibiotics within one hour increased to 87 per cent and there was a decrease in mortality rate.

The trust also held two sepsis awareness weeks to share its progress and achievements.

The judges felt that this has got the “wow” factor. They have engaged their patients by raising awareness and co-produced solutions with staff to create a programme which has the potential to have a “massive” sustained impact on patient safety.

Read a detailed case study about this project at HSJ Solutions


  • Written Medicine, Translated dispensing labels increase patient safety HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Aspen Healthcare Ltd, STEP-up to Patient Safety: Engaging all staff in harm reduction
  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Triple modular redundancy: Translating airline safety to healthcare
  • Inreach, Oxleas Foundation Trust, HMP Swaleside, Emotional Well Being Mentoring Wing
  • Heart of England Foundation Trust, A quality service development aimed at reducing the risk of adverse events post surgically,
  • Salisbury Foundation Trust, Scan4Safety – Improving traceability in the NHS