Consultation outcome

UK SMI: national user manual, conjunctivitis

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Detail of outcome

The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 7 August 2017.

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Detail of feedback received

Timeline of review process

Date review started: 14 April 2016

First consultation: 24 October 2016 to 4 November 2016

Second consultation: 15 March 2017 to 29 March 2017

Document discussed at the following working group meetings:

  • 14 April 2016
  • 17 November 2016
  • 12 April 2017

Date document issued: 7 August 2017

Original consultation


We're inviting questions about the national user manual standards for Microbiology Investigations (SMI) conjunctivitis.

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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 two worked examples of the Standards for Microbiology Investigations populated national user manual template, one for urine and one for conjunctivitis.

The working group would like to know your thoughts on how you think template works for these two examples.

  1. Is the template populated with enough/right kind of information for the examples used?
  2. Do you think that there is too much information in the document?
  3. What advantages does the syndromic approach have over the sample type approach and vice versa?
  4. Overall, which approach would be most useful for your users?
  5. Does seeing a worked example help you know how best to use the national user manual template?
  6. Would you prefer to see the syndrome/sample specific information as a separate section within individual UK SMIs (if this initiative is taken forward)?
  7. Any other comments you wish to make.


National user manual, conjunctivitis closed consultation draft

National user manual, conjunctivitis closed consultation draft

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Published 21 October 2016
Last updated 9 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added review of users' comments August 2017.
  2. Added review of users' comments first consultation November 2016.
  3. First published.