The Times reported this week on the shocking case of a young mother who developed sepsis during an operation for an ectopic pregnancy.

Staff at the hospital, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, failed to recognise her symptoms and, as a result, she suffered blood loss to her limbs.

As a consequence, she has had to have both legs amputated, has lost one of the arms and needed a kidney transplant.

Despite high-profile campaigns to raise awareness about the appalling impact of sepsis and to increase recognition of the key symptoms amongst medical professionals, the signs continue to be missed, resulting in permanent physical effects.

Research last year revealed that approximately a quarter of a million people in the UK develop sepsis each year with over 10,000 avoidable deaths.

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