This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Improve outcomes for children with meningitis by auditing national guidelines.

30% of young babies with bacterial meningitis receive inappropriate pre-hospital management, which results in delays in getting help. An audit of national guidelines is key to improving early diagnosis and survival.

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Meningitis is difficult to spot - 49% of children with the most common type of bacterial meningitis are sent home after a first GP visit. Parents/carers of these children should be given 'safety netting' information about meningitis and sepsis to protect their child.

Parents want consistent information and safety netting reduces GP re-attendance.

An audit of NICE Guideline CG102 and Quality Standard QS19 will determine if safety netting information is offered and help improve outcomes.

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