Independent report

Meningococcal Working Group report

A report on raising awareness of the signs and symptoms, and ensuring early diagnosis and treatment, of sepsis and meningococcal disease.


Meningococcal Working Group report


This report sets out 12 recommendations aimed at organisations and bodies that have a role to play in improving awareness and early diagnosis of sepsis and meningococcal disease. The report has been sent to these organisations and they have been asked to set out how they plan to respond by the end of September 2018.

The Meningococcal Working Group was established in January 2018 at the request of the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care. It was set up to assess what more needs to be done to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease among parents, young people and healthcare professionals with a view to improved assurance of early diagnosis and treatment.

The working group was made up of experts in the field and representatives from the relevant Royal Colleges, arm’s length bodies, meningitis charities, and families affected by meningococcal disease.

Published 2 July 2018