Consultation outcome

UK SMI Q 5: Inoculation of culture media for bacteriology

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Detail of outcome

The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 9 January 2017.

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Detail of feedback received

Timeline of review process

Date review started: 7 February 2014

Consultation: 8 December 2015 to 4 January 2016

Document discussed at the following working group meetings:

  • 11 February 2016
  • 30 June 2016

Date document issued: 9 January 2017

Original consultation


This consultation asks for comments in relation to Q 5: Inoculation of culture media for bacteriology.

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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 Standards for Microbiology Investigations Q 5: Inoculation of culture media for bacteriology.

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.


Q 5 closed consultation draft

Q 5 closed consultation draft

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Published 8 December 2015
Last updated 17 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added review of users' comments January 2017.
  2. First published.