Approximately 44,000 people die of sepsis every year in the UK, that is a higher mortality rate than from heart attacks and some common cancers. Early diagnosis and treatment of sepsis is vital to saving lives and recent studies indicate that as many as 14,000 lives could be saved by better care.

Sadly despite timely medical intervention, sepsis can still have life changing consequences such as amputation as Jayne here has undergone, brain injury and permanent organ failure.

As a partner of the UK Sepsis Trust, we support the charity campaign for better sepsis care, raise sepsis awareness and help individuals and families affected by sepsis.

Sadly Jayne's story isn’t a one-off, but we hope that sepsis awareness campaigns and the 2016 guidelines will help prevent future tragedies and these life changing injuries.