Consultation outcome

UK SMI B 55: investigation of Helicobacter pylori gastric biopsies

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Detail of outcome

The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 3 October 2019.

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Detail of feedback received

Timeline of review process

Date document started: 17 November 2017

Consultation: 20 April 2018 to 4 May 2018

Document discussed at the following working group meeting:

  • 7 February 2018
  • 11 July 2018
  • 31 October 2018
  • 13 February 2019

Date document issued: 3 October 2019

Original consultation


We're seeking views on the UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations B 55 which applies to gastric biopsies for Helicobacter pylori.

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Consultation description

Public Health England has opened a consultation in joint partnership with professional organisations asking for feedback on the ‘UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations B 55: investigation of Helicobacter pylori gastric biopsies’.

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.


B 55: closed consultation draft

B 55: closed consultation draft

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Published 20 April 2018
Last updated 8 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'review of users' comments: October 2019'.
  2. First published.