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Compliance with NICE guidelines for urinary tract infections: a survey among the paediatric trainees of the London Deanery
  1. Sheetal Bhojani1,
  2. Jayanta Banerjee1,
  3. Deborah Bird2,
  4. V Nerminathan1
  1. 1Southend University Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust, Essex, UK
  2. 2Department of Medical and Social Care Education, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Sheetal Bhojani, Southend University Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust; bhojani_sheetal{at}yahoo.com

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Background

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection affecting 8% of girls and 2% of boys in childhood.1 The revised National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for management of UTI in children were introduced in August 2007.2 Since junior doctors are the first point of contact for most patients,3 it is important for them to be aware of these national guidelines.

We performed an online survey to assess the awareness and compliance of these guidelines among the paediatric trainees in the London Deanery. A structured questionnaire was designed using online software and was sent …

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