The documents below contain clinical guideline recommendations or other recommendations that were used by the Topic Expert Group to develop the quality standard statements and measures.
Fever in under 5s: assessment and initial management (2019) NICE guideline NG143
Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal septicaemia in under 16s: recognition, diagnosis and management (2010) NICE guideline CG102
It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:
Public Health England (2018) Meningococcal disease: guidance on public health management
Department of Health (2009) Healthy lives, brighter futures – The strategy for children and young people's health
Department of Health (2004) National service framework for children, young people and maternity services