This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people (under 16). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. Find out how to use quality standards and how we develop them. We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.