Dr Alison Tavaré

Time: 09:40AM – 10:10AM

Topic: Sepsis – Spreading the NEWS in the West of England.

Brief presentation description:

The transition from NEWS to NEWS2 in the community; the practicalities
An emerging West of England/ NHSE/LeDeR collaboration to develop a bundle of care to reduce the incidence and mortality from sepsis. People with learning disability on average die 20-30 years younger than the general population, and sepsis is one of the most common causes, can the use of NEWS2 improve the outcomes for this group? What other multidisciplinary interventions can reduce the incidence of sepsis?



Alison is a front-line GP in Bristol but also has a special interest in sepsis and was a member of the Sepsis NICE Guidelines Development Group. She is the primary care clinical lead at the West of England AHSN, raising awareness of sepsis and NEWS, and is now supporting the out of hospital change from NEWS to NEWS2. Alison and the team are also members of a West of England collaboration to identify innovative uses of NEWS, such its place in a bundle of care to improve outcomes for people with learning disability.

The WEAHSN won both the BMJ Patient Safety team of the year and the HSJ Deteriorating Patients and Rapid Response Systems Award in 2018

About the Speaker
Dr Alison Tavare
  • Profession
    GP Primary Care Clinical Lead
  • Company
    West of England Academic Health Science Network