About the charity

The UK Sepsis Trust was founded in 2012 by world-leading sepsis expert, NHS consultant Dr Ron Daniels BEM.

Our goal is to end preventable deaths from sepsis and improve outcomes for sepsis survivors. We believe that earlier diagnosis and treatment across the UK would save at least 14,000 lives a year.

Our critical expertise is based on the charity’s grassroots origins: our doctors and nurses have front line experience of sepsis and their passion is born of a uniquely comprehensive understanding of what needs to be done.

The urgent need to improve sepsis care in the UK drives us forward as we continue to work in hospitals, while advancing the sepsis agenda.

Our vision

We want to end preventable deaths from sepsis.

Our Mission

We seek to save lives from sepsis, and improve outcomes for survivors, by instigating political change, educating healthcare professionals, raising public awareness and providing support for those affected by this devastating condition. We will protect people by enabling the prevention of severe infection and the treatment of sepsis, whist helping to ensure antibiotics are used responsibly.

What we do

We work to raise awareness of sepsis among the public and health care professionals; encourage early diagnosis; lobby politicians to improve standards of care; and provide better support for sepsis survivors.

With our supporters’ help, we are putting sepsis on the national and global agenda.

  • Our ‘Just Ask: Could it be sepsis?’ campaign has gained widespread support and media coverage; since it began, sepsis awareness among the general public has increased by 28%.
  • In 2016, The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) joined forces with UKST to release a new guideline to improve sepsis care across the NHS.
  • In 2017, the World Health Organisation adopted a resolution on sepsis to improve care globally and help reduce the annual death toll of six million people worldwide.