Consultation outcome

SMI B 44 Investigation of orthopaedic implant associated infections

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Detail of outcome

The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 23 February 2016.

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Detail of feedback received

Timeline of review process

Date review started: 7 June 2012

First consultation: 9 August 2013 to 1 November 2013

Second consultation: 15 September 2014 to 13 October 2014

Document discussed at the following working group meetings:

  • 27 November 2013
  • 25 June 2014
  • 5 November 2014
  • 12 February 2015

Date document issued: 23 February 2016

Original consultation


Standards for Microbiological Investigations B 44 Investigation of orthopaedic implant associated infections is under consultation.

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Consultation description

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations.

This consultation asks for feedback in relation to the Identification ‘SMI B 44 Investigation of orthopaedic implant associated infections’.

We have refined the process so that UK SMI users can comment more easily if they see no requirement for amendments to the document out for consultation.

This information is as important to the consultation process as comments.


B 44 closed consultation draft

B 44 closed consultation draft

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Published 15 September 2014
Last updated 1 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added Review of users' comments February 2016.
  2. First published.