Sepsis toolkit

Training and appraisal resources

Sepsis care and identification has been a focus of much attention with new definitions and guidelines. It is important that clinicians keep up to date.

Guidance for GPs:

At the national summit for the sepsis clinical priority in November 2018, we launched the booklet: Sepsis: Guidance for GPs (470 KB PDF), written by the RCGP Sepsis Clinical Priority team with support from Health Education England. It gives information on sepsis epidemiology, top tips for sepsis aware consultations and Sepsis leads, and clinical scenarios. The booklet is aimed to be used alongside e-learning and presentations to share sepsis learning across practices. The guidance booklet will be developed into a Train the Trainer PowerPoint presentation pack, allowing GPs to carry out workshops locally based on the findings and formats of the regional workshops undertaken by the sepsis clinical priority project over the last four years.


There are scheduled events hosted by regional faculties, which feature sepsis treatment.  

E- learning

Practice Resources

Reception Staff Training. This package from Hartlepool & Stockton Health GP Federation has been developed to assist practices in reception staff training in identifying areas of concern when taking calls from patients. It covers Chest Pain, Stroke symptoms (FAST), Breathlessness and Sepsis. It is ideally delivered by a trained practice lead for sepsis.


Building Sepsis Aware Communities

Just Say Sepsis! Sepsis, Physiology and Communication

Suspect Sepsis? Communicating with Ambulance Services

Sepsis: Spreading the news

Sepsis: Listen to us part 1

Sepsis: Listen to us part 2