This document details the microbiology services provided by the London public health laboratory, to communicable disease control consultants in local health protection units.
Information on UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations for cytomegalovirus infection. The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 26 June 2019. Note that ‘V 28: investigation of cytomegalovirus serology’ is now titled ‘investigation of cytomegalovirus infection’.
Interim NHS People Plan, developed collaboratively with national leaders and partners, sets a vision for how people working in the NHS will be supported to deliver care and identifies the actions we will take to help them. It finds NHS
Revised guidelines from Public Health England that amalgamate previous guidelines on management of clinical tetanus and provide updated advice on laboratory testing and treatment of suspected tetanus cases and management of tetanus prone wounds.
The collaborating laboratory at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) NHS Trust is within the PHE network. BSUH NHS Trust Microbiology and Infection Service deliver both diagnostic and specialist microbiology testing to the NHS and to the community at large.
The method described is applicable to the detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes and other Listeria species in all food types. These include milk and dairy products, and in environmental samples. These methods are well referenced and represent a good
Information on UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations for vertical and perinatal transmission of hepatitis C.
The Manchester laboratory provides bacteriology, virology and molecular diagnostic services to the NHS and health protection units. The handbook details the services provided by the Manchester public health laboratory and the food, water and environmental microbiology service Preston laboratory.
Data from voluntary surveillance of Enterobacter spp., Serratia spp. and Citrobacter spp. (EWNI) bacteraemia for 2017.
The final report from a 2-year, active surveillance study of blood lead concentrations in children – known as Surveillance of Elevated Blood Lead in Children (SLiC) – which ran in the UK and Republic of Ireland from June 2010 to
This document describes the fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) pathway for 18+0 to 20+6 week fetal anomaly ultrasound scan.
This document describes the fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) pathway for Down’s (T21), Edwards’ (T18) and Patau’s (T13).
Workforce census that shows only 3% of NHS histopathology departments have enough staff to meet clinical demand. The report identifies an approaching retirement crisis – a quarter of all histopathologists are aged 55 or over. Ensuring pathology services can cope with
The purpose of this handbook is to bring together in one publication the Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme’s (FASP) guidelines and recommendations that relate to the screening pathway and are not covered in detail in the other handbooks. It includes: an overview
This publication explains laboratory standards and processes for antenatal chromosomal abnormality screening: Down’s syndrome (Trisomy 21) Edwards’ syndrome (Trisomy 18) Patau’s syndrome(Trisomy 13) The document includes: an overview of the fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) explanation of screening tests and
This case study outlines the process undertaken by Public Health England (PHE) to establish the central WGS service. It also outlines the transformation of a national bacteriology reference laboratory into a genomics-led service. This includes: changes in workflows working practices and revisions to