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Sepsis, Care Homes and the Frail Elderly course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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e-Learning for Healthcare
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This session is aimed at all out of hospital clinicians, GPs, Nurses, Pharmacists, Paramedics, Community Nurses and those providing urgent or unscheduled care. It will provide an introduction to key facts about managing sepsis in the elderly.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Recognise sepsis presentation in the elderly
  • List preventative strategies, including vaccination
  • Describe effective treatment whilst being mindful of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Recall the complexities of managing sepsis at the end of life
  • Describe a holistic approach to sepsis in the elderly


The incidence of sepsis is increasing, and as a cause of hospital admission has more than doubled over the last ten years. This trend is likely to continue as people are living longer and experiencing more intensive interventions.

Instructors / Speakers
Dr Simon Stockley,
General Practioner

Simon Stockley, Mb CHB, FRCGP, FIMC RCS Ed, DUMC, is a GP at Eaglescliffe Medical Practice in the North-east of England.


He is the RCGP Clinical Champion for Sepsis, and represents the RCGP on the NHS England Cross-systems Sepsis Prevention Programme Board and the Academy of Royal Colleges Sepsis Group. 

A GP for 30 years, he has prepared multiple sepsis teaching and support aids for clinicians working in general practice.

Simon is a board member of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (RCS Edin) and an examiner for the Diploma in Urgent medical care.

Dr James Larcombe,
General Practitioner

James Larcombe MB ChB PhD Dip Adv GP FRCGP is a full time GP in the North-East of England. 

His research interests are on infections, and he has provided advice on behalf of the RCGP and UK Sepsis Trust in the production of the Toolkit: General Practice management of Sepsis and General Practice Sepsis Screening and Action Tool.

He was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the NICE UTI in children guideline, produced in parallel to the fever in the under fives document. 

He is an MRCGP examiner, an honorary lecturer at Durham University, and a GP tutor for Health Education North England. 

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