Tetanus: Guidance on the management of suspected tetanus cases and on the assessment and management of tetanus prone wounds – Public Health England

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.

National Infection Service Specialist Microbiology Network: Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Public Health Collaborating Centre: Public health microbiology services user handbook – Public Health England

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.

Detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes and other Listeria species: National Infection Service Food Water and Environmental Microbiology Standard Method – Public Health England

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

National Infection Service Specialist Microbiology Network: Public Health Laboratory Manchester – Public Health England

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.

Meeting pathology demand Histopathology workforce census – Royal College of Pathologists

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

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme Handbook – Public Health England

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