The NHS provides 110 million acute care contacts per year, costing £17 billion. 40% of presentations are caused or complicated by infections. Over 54% of patients in intensive care have an infection, with 32% higher mortality. Treatment for many infectious diseases in acute care pathways have not changed in decades. Our over-arching objective is to improve outcomes from infections and associated dysregulated inflammation, combining state-of-the-art real-time diagnostics, personalised understanding of pathogen/host interactions and novel therapeutics.
Professor Alan McNally
Professor Liz Sapey