GPs 'neglect four tests on young with fever which could flag up threats to life'



GPs are failing to carry out basic checks on children with fever that could flag up life-threatening illnesses, research suggests.
A new study found most under-fives with a high temperature are not checked properly for signs that could indicate sepsis, meningitis or pneumonia.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) published guidelines in 2007 and again in 2013 urging GPs to carry out four simple tests.
But evidence suggests they are still not being done and charities said lives are being needlessly lost as a result.
The Nice guidance says GPs must measure and record... read more

 
8 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 26
Source: Belper News
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