Consultation outcome

UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations: B 44 Investigation of prosthetic joint infection samples

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Detail of outcome

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

Read the latest issue of SMI B 44.

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


This consultation asks for feedback in relation to the bacteriology SMI ‘B 44 – Investigation of prosthetic joint infection samples’.

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Consultation description

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

The consultation asks for comments about the bacteriology SMI ‘B 44 Investigation of prosthetic joint infection samples’.

This UK Standard for Microbiology Investigations describes the microbiological investigation of prosthetic joint infection samples. We would like input from a wide range of interested parties.

If you have any difficulties accessing this consultation please let us know by emailing


B 44 closed consultation draft

B 44 closed consultation draft

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Published 9 August 2013
Last updated 1 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added Review of users' comments February 2016.
  2. First published.