Clinical guidance

FAQs for GPs Assessing Febrile Children

This document answers your frequently asked questions about febrile children in GP Practices. Produced for clinicians working across north east London by Dr Julia Moody, Tower Hamlets GP and Tower Hamlets CCG Clinical Lead for Children and Young People and Katie Sexton, Tower Hamlets GP and Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Additional information on GP management of febrile children has also been produced by the LMC as part of their Living Guide and can be found here. 

An update for GPs Assessing Febrile Children (Jan 2021) includes:

  • Assessing the unwell child
  • New variants and children
  • Multi-inflammatory syndrome (PIMS)

UPDATED: 28/02/2021