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 2017. It was updated to ensure alignment with the updated source guidance on urinary tract infection in under 16s.

Next review: August 2018.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards