UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (SMIs) are a comprehensive referenced collection of recommended algorithms and procedures for clinical microbiology.
UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations consist of:
NICE has accredited the process to produce SMIs. The accreditation is applicable to all guidance produced since October 2009 using the SMI development processes.
Accreditation is valid for five years from July 2011.
The process for the development of SMIs is also certified to ISO 9001:2008.
More information about accreditation is available from www.nice.org.uk/accreditation.
Some UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations have been translated into Italian [external link].
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