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Scotland’s 1,200 community pharmacies will be involved in promoting a new awareness campaign around sepsis. 

 “The campaign will raise awareness amongst Scots of the often-silent symptoms of the condition, which can be fatal if not caught in time. It will also complement the work already being done by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) through the Scottish Patient Safety Programme to raise awareness both among clinical practitioners and clinicians,” said the Scottish Government.

“Final details on the scope and timings of the marketing campaign will be available in due course; however an initial proposal has identified channels to use throughout the campaign, including radio, press and outdoor advertising, which will reach more than 1.2 million people.”

Scotland’s Health Secretary Shona Robison announced the initiative following a meeting with the sepsis awareness charity Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust (FEAT).

Craig Stobo from FEAT welcomed the announcement by the Health Secretary of the national sepsis awareness campaign for Scotland. “This will help raise people’s awareness of this major public health issue, save lives and improve patients’ outcomes,” he said.

“This is just the beginning of a long road ahead. We look forward to working further with the Scottish Government to consolidate the recent, welcome fall in deaths from sepsis; with a focus on continuous improvement to ensure there is safe, consistent care for all sepsis patients across Scotland.”

Links:

Scottish Government announcement     
FEAT announcement      

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