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NHS failure to agree child sepsis alert system ‘risking lives’

Early warning system urgently needed to prevent thousands of deaths, say nurses and parents

Thousands of children have died or been left disabled because NHS bosses have dithered for at least a decade over introducing a checklist to spot sepsis, nurses and campaigners have claimed.

NHS chiefs in England stand accused of inaction for not ordering hospitals to bring in a standard system to detect the condition, which kills between 1,000 and 4,000 children under five every year in the UK.

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