Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in children

The management of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people younger than 16 years in primary and secondary care

Status: History
Publication date: June 2010
Wave: 11
Process: CG

Pre-publication check: 29 March - 21 April 2010

Topic area:
  • Central nervous system
  • Infectious diseases

NICE project team

Centre for clinical practice lead: Phil Alderson
Communications manager: Phil Ranson
Guidelines commissioning manager: Susan Latchem
Guidelines coordinator: Elaine Clydesdale
Patient involvement lead: Barbara Meredith
Implementation lead: Mandy Harling
Guidelines Development Group: The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.

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Provisional schedule

Scoping workshop: 23 October 2007
Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders: 16 October - 12 November 2007
Consultation on draft guideline with stakeholders: 22 October - 17 December 2009
Schedule comments:

The first Guideline Development Group meeting will be in February 2008

Pre-publication check: 01 April 2010
Publication date: June 2010


Project history

Date Update
20 July 2005 The remit was received from the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly Government in April 2005 as part of the Institute's 11thwave work programme.
1 February 2008 Development of the clinical guideline is under way and is being led by the National Collaborating Centre. The Guideline Development Group meets regularly to oversee and assist the identification, review and synthesis of the evidence, the incorporation of expert consensus opinion and the translation of the evidence into recommendations for practice and audit criteria. Two versions of the guideline are under preparation: a full guideline and a NICE short-form guideline.  Please see timescales above for dates of consultation with stakeholders
17 December 2009 Consultation on the draft of the guideline is complete and the guideline is being modified in the light of comments received.


Key documents

This page was last updated: 23 June 2010