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A couple whose baby died from sepsis as a result of a chest infection have been told by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt he is looking to push through reforms to the 111 NHS helpline.
An NHS England report found that 16 mistakes contributed to the death of 12-month-old William Mead in December 2014.
His mother, Melissa, 29, told ITV News on Tuesday she believes William would still be alive if she had been given the right advice by doctors and 111.
She and Paul Mead met with Mr Hunt on Thursday. He said he will look to implement reforms to the 111 helpline which would allow call handlers access to patient's medical records.
William's parents have also been invited to meet with Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director for NHS England next month, along with other leading medical figures to spearhead the campaign for sepsis awareness.
More than 12,000 people, including 1,000 children, may be dying 'unnecessarily' from sepsis according to the Sepsis Trust.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the NHS is now determined to make sure the infection is spotted sooner but Labour accused the government of ignoring previous warnings from two years ago, that more needed to be done.
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NHS England has said that it is working with a sepsis charity and child health experts to better recognise signs of the condition in babies and children.
It follows a report out today that found 16 blunders by doctors and NHS 111 helpline operators led to sepsis going undetected in 12-month-old William Mead, who died as a result of the condition.
"Serious failings" that led to the death of one-year-old William Mead have "significant implications for the rest of the NHS", Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
A "lack of understanding of sepsis" and "limited sensitivity" in the questionnaire used by NHS 111 workers have been identified as failings, he added.
Mr Hunt said it was difficult for clinicians to spot sepsis but there has been a renewed push to educate GPs in the signs.
He said there was also scope for a public awareness campaign to help parents spot the "tell-tale signs" of the deadly infection.
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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt promised the parents of William Mead in a private meeting that he'll push for reforms to the NHS 111 helpline.
Mother of baby who died from sepsis as a result of a chest infection believes her son would still be alive if she'd got the right advice.