This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing urinary tract infection in infants, children and young people (under 16). It includes new and recurrent infections of the upper or lower urinary tract. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

NICE has also published a quality standard for urinary tract infections in adults.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2016. The source guidance on urinary tract infection in under 16s is currently being updated and we are assessing what changes will need to be made to the quality standard.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards