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.

Surveillance of Elevated Blood Lead in Children (SLiC) A British Paediatric Surveillance Unit analysis – Public Health England

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

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme care pathway: 18+0 to 20+6 week fetal anomaly ultrasound scan – Public Health England

This document describes the fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) pathway for 18+0 to 20+6 week fetal anomaly ultrasound scan.

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme care pathway: Down’s (T21), Edwards’ (T18) and Patau’s (T13) – Public Health England

This document describes the fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) pathway for Down’s (T21), Edwards’ (T18) and Patau’s (T13).

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

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme: Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome screening Handbook for Laboratories Valid from August 2018 – Public Health England

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

Implementing pathogen genomics: a case study – Public Health England

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