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Parents of girl who died of sepsis in NHS hospital call for right to second medical opinion

Mother of Martha Mills, who died after treatment failures at London hospital, releases report with Demos calling for new policy in England

Patients who believe their concerns are not being taken seriously by medical staff should be given the right to seek an urgent second opinion, the parents of a girl who died of sepsis, and the thinktank Demos, have said.

Martha Mills, who would have been 16 on Monday, died aged 13 in 2021 after failures to identify and properly treat a case of sepsis that developed while she was in King’s College hospital in London.

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