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Irish Sepsis Management Clinical Guideline internationally accredited by UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Photographed L-R: Dr Tony Holohan, CMO, Dr Vida Hamilton, National Sepsis Lead, Sir Andrew Dillon, CEO National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Ms Linda Dillon, Patient Representative, Professor Hilary Humphreys, Chair NCEC, Minister Leo Varadkar , T.D., Dr Kathleen Mac Lellan, Director of Clinical Effectiveness

Photographed L-R: Dr Tony Holohan, CMO, Dr Vida Hamilton, National Sepsis Lead, Sir Andrew Dillon, CEO National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Ms Linda Dillon, Patient Representative, Professor Hilary Humphreys, Chair NCEC, Minister Leo Varadkar , T.D., Dr Kathleen Mac Lellan, Director of Clinical Effectiveness

 

On 27 May, the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, announced that the National Clinical Effectiveness Guideline No 6 – Sepsis Management had achieved accreditation by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).   Sir Andrew Dillon, the CEO of NICE presented the accreditation, in the Department, with the Minister.

The sepsis guideline was commissioned by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) following the tragic death of Ms Savita Halappanavar.  It was launched in November 2014 oand subsequently the NCEC were approached by NICE with a view to seeking accreditation for the guideline.    It is the first Irish guideline to be accredited by NICE and confirms through international recognition that significant trust can be placed in the processes utilised to develop NCEC guidelines and the subsequent guidance provided to the public, clinicians, HSE and Department of Health.

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