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.
The tragic death of William Mead highlights the vital need for everyone, including GPs, out of hours services and NHS 111, to better recognise the early signs of sepsis.
To help reduce the risk of any other family going through such suffering, experts from Sepsis UK and the Royal College of Paediatrics and child health and the NHS are already working to prevent future similar tragic events.
We have also recognised the need for GP out of hours and 111 services to work seamlessly, and they are now being combined on a rolling basis across England.
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.
The NHS non-emergency helpline cannot identify when children and babies have potentially deadly illnesses, according to a report.