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Detail of outcome
The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 19 October 2016.
Read the latest issue of UK SMI U 1.
Detail of feedback received
Timeline of review process
Date review started: 23 June 2015
First consultation: 5 October 2015 to 6 November 2015
Second consultation: 25 January 2016 to 22 February 2016
Document discussed at the following working group meetings:
- 18 November 2015
- 14 April 2016
Date document issued: 19 October 2016
Please note that the deadline has been extended to 6 November 2015.
Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations.
Consultation is now open on the UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (SMI) national user manual template. The template contains standard headings and suggestions for how to populate each heading. The template is not related at this time to any specific syndrome or condition, however it is planned that worked examples of use will follow in the next phase of development. In order to reflect the needs of all potential users, the working group has decided to ask for opinions on basic content at an early stage of document production.
The remit to produce the user manual has been undertaken by the Standards Unit following consultation with users and will supersede the syndromic algorithms. When complete, the user manual should deliver significant benefits including:
- standardisation of user manuals across the UK
- best use of laboratory services which will improve
- antimicrobial stewardship
- patient outcomes
- public health outcomes
- use of resources
- compliance with UKAS accreditation standards
In addition to any general or specific comments that you may have, we would appreciate feedback on the following points:
- Is the proposed layout of headings appropriate; could this be organised in a more user friendly way?
- Do the scope and suggestions for each heading cover all user requirements; are there any gaps?
If you need any more information on this initiative please contact the Standards Unit.