Devon parents urged to be on look out for symptoms of sepsis Devon is backing a nationwide campaign to help parents spot the symptoms of sepsis to protect young children and save lives has been launched today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
Nursing leaders are claiming that NHS 111 staff in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset are being pressurised not to transfer calls to the 999 service. This comes just weeks after a report from NHS England heavily criticised the helpline and GPs who failed to recognise the symptoms of sepsis in William Mead - a baby from Penryn in Cornwall.
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