Can you please tell provide me with the information for the following years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 (up to the date this request was received), in monthly breakdowns:

1a. Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/ severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic -shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that received intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please state the number where death was a recorded outcome;

1b. Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that did not receive intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please state the number where death was a recorded outcome;

2a. Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust for 2016-17 and 2015-16, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that received intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please give the number of cases that were subsequently investigated as part of the hospital’s internal clinical risk reporting process;

2b. Of all patients recorded in the Sepsis CQUIN figures by the Trust for 2016-17 and 2015-16, showing the number presenting with simple sepsis/ severe sepsis, Red Flag Sepsis or septic shock, (depending on the protocols in place at the time) that did not receive intravenous antibiotics within the hour, please give the number of cases that were subsequently investigated as part of the hospital’s internal clinical risk reporting process;

3.Of questions 2a and 2b, please identify the number of investigations that related to a death outcome and the number that related to a harm outcome.

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not code sepsis within any of our reporting and investigation systems (i.e. incident, mortality, patient experience and inquest modules). Therefore, we do not collect data specific to deaths / harm incidents related to sepsis or any of the metrics requested.

The Trust does investigate all in-hospital deaths as part of the mortality review process and all incidents reported (whether harm has been caused or not). Serious Incident (SI) and Learning Panel investigations are also conducted for harm incidents graded moderate or above or where the opportunity for learning is identified. There could well have been investigations relating to sepsis that progressed through the aforementioned workflows. However due to the way the information has been captured, extracting and vetting this data would take a very long time and would most likely not guarantee any degree of accuracy, therefore the cost of compliance to gather, analyse and report on the requested information would exceed the appropriate limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

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