This quality standard covers the assessment and early management of fever with no obvious cause in babies and children (from birth to 5 years). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. The source guidance on urinary tract infection in children has been updated however no changes were required to the quality standard.

Next review: August 2018.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards