Update information

Update information

April 2021: We have reviewed the evidence and made new recommendations on the risk factors for infection and clinical indicators of possible infection and on intrapartum antibiotics of neonatal infection. These recommendations are marked [2021].

We have also made some changes without an evidence review:

  • what to do if a woman has been identified as having a group B streptococcal infection in relation to future pregnancies

  • when to perform a lumbar puncture for babies who are receiving antibiotics who did not have a lumbar puncture on presentation

  • early- and late-onset meningitis.

These recommendations are marked [2012, amended 2021].

Recommendations marked [2012] last had an evidence review in 2012. In some cases minor changes have been made to the wording to bring the language and style up to date, without changing the meaning.

Minor changes since publication

October 2021: We added a link to NICE's guidelines on babies, children and young people's experience of healthcare and on shared decision making in recommendation 1.1.1.

ISBN: 978-1-4731-4080-6

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)