Quality statement 10: Transfer within and between hospitals

Quality statement

Children and young people with suspected or confirmed bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia being transferred within or between hospitals are escorted by a healthcare professional trained in advanced paediatric life support.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence of local arrangements for children and young people with suspected or confirmed bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia being transferred within or between hospitals to be escorted by a healthcare professional trained in advanced paediatric life support.

Process: Proportion of children and young people with suspected or confirmed bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia being transferred within or between hospitals who are escorted by a healthcare professional trained in advanced paediatric life support.

Numerator – the number of people in the denominator who are escorted by a healthcare professional trained in advanced paediatric life support.

Denominator – the number of children and young people with suspected or confirmed bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia being transferred within or between hospitals.

What the quality statement means for different audiences

Service providers ensure systems are in place for children and young people with suspected or confirmed bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia being transferred within or between hospitals to be escorted by a healthcare professional trained in advanced paediatric life support.

Healthcare professionals ensure children and young people with suspected or confirmed bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia being transferred within or between hospitals are escorted by a healthcare professional trained in advanced paediatric life support.

Commissioners ensure they commission services for children and young people with suspected or confirmed bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia being transferred within or between hospitals to be escorted by a healthcare professional trained in advanced paediatric life support.

Children and young people with suspected or confirmed bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia (blood poisoning) being transferred within or between hospitals are escorted by a healthcare professional trained in life saving treatment for children (advanced paediatric life support).

Source guidance

Topic Expert Group consensus.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection.