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Legionella identification draft document released

21 June 2016

The government has published the draft document of its UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations: Identification of Legionella Species, which was consulted on earlier this year.

Issued by Public Health England (PHE), the document includes updated standards and references, as well as reflecting the transition of the PHE from the Health Protection Agency.

UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (SMI) are outlined within the document, as agreed between the PHE, NHS, Royal College of Pathologists and professional societies, following a wide consultation process.

The purpose of the document is to provide evidence base and microbial taxonomy of SMIs that is as up to date as possible, says PHE.

These are copyrighted by the Crown and can only be superseded by revisions of the standard, legislative review or NICE accreditation before publication of the next updated document.

A copy of the draft publication can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/jbz43hr


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