Table 1.

Percentage of signs and symptoms recorded in audit 1 and audit 2

Signs needed for the NICE traffic light systemAudit 1: percentage of 111 consultations before June 2018 recording each signAudit 2: percentage of 48 consultations after June 2018 recording each sign
Temperature100%100%
Pulse81%94%
Respiratory rate49%42%
Capillary refill time32%50%
All four signs11%25%
  • In audit 1, the mean age of children was 18 months (range 2–53 months) with the highest temperature recording 40°C. In audit 2 the mean age was 21 months (range 12–48 months) with the highest temperature recording 40.6°C.