Meningitis Now very much welcomes Mr Hancock’s commitment to improving awareness and early diagnosis of meningitis; we look forward to hearing his view on all 12 of the recommendations made and the view of the other group members, who worked to define and create them.
We are particularly keen to hear his views on effective use of NICE guidelines and improved safety netting; two core proposals that could, if implemented, help to improve early diagnosis and save lives.
Dr Tom Nutt, CEO at Meningitis Now, said, “We are entering a really important period in the life of this working group and urge Mr Hancock to accept the recommendations put forward by the working group and put in place a clearly defined and timely plan of action to secure their implementation."
“The ongoing support - particularly of the families affected by meningitis, Royal Colleges, the NHS and Public Health England - remains critical in ensuring that this vital work to gets completed”.
You can read the full report and see the 12 recommendations at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/meningococcal-working-group-report.
Read more details on the Meningococcal Working Group here.