NICE guideline publication 19/03

NICE guideline publication 19/03
19 March 2024
NICE guidelines on Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal disease and Neonatal infection

The final Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal disease: recognition, diagnosis and management guideline has now been published on the NICE website

You can also find the supporting evidence, tools and resources as well as all the stakeholder comments that we received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The comments were invaluable in helping us to develop and refine the guideline. We have also produced an equality impact assessment to support the guideline.

There is brief information about the guideline for people using services, carers and the public at ‘Information for the public’.

The final guideline includes recommendations for research. More detail can be found in the supporting evidence. Funding is available from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) for projects addressing NICE research recommendations. We encourage researchers to apply for funding to generate new evidence to inform future NICE guidance.

Following stakeholder feedback, recommendations about neonates have been removed from this guideline and included in the Neonatal infection: antibiotics for prevention and treatment guideline instead. The updated guideline has also now been published on the NICE website.

We would like to thank you for your interest in developing this NICE guideline and any support you can give to promote its use in practice.

If you have any further queries, please contact meningitis&

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