Covid: North-east England restrictions announced to stem virus spike

Covid: North-east England restrictions announced to stem virus spike

Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is now chairman of the Commons health select committee, says he welcomes the expanded use of NHS 111. But he asks about how the changes will affect how effectively sepsis is detected. Hunt says A&Es have made "huge progress" in testing for sepsis. If this is going to be done by phone, it is vital call handlers are properly trained and algorithms adjusted to make sure they ask the right questions, he says. He says he will ensure the point made is registered.
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