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Detail of outcome
The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 7 August 2017.
Read the latest issue of UK SMI U 3.
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
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.
- Is the template populated with enough/right kind of information for the examples used?
- Do you think that there is too much information in the document?
- What advantages does the syndromic approach have over the sample type approach and vice versa?
- Overall, which approach would be most useful for your users?
- Does seeing a worked example help you know how best to use the national user manual template?
- Would you prefer to see the syndrome/sample specific information as a separate section within individual UK SMIs (if this initiative is taken forward)?
- Any other comments you wish to make.