UK Standards for microbiology investigations (SMI)

The UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (SMIs) are a comprehensive referenced collection of recommended algorithms and procedures for clinical microbiology, produced by Public Health England. The SMIs are developed by a steering committee and a series of working groups, which are composed of nominated experts from public bodies, professional organisations and learned societies. The Society for Applied Microbiology is represented by the following members:

  • Professor Mark Fielder: SMI steering committee
  • Ms Laura Ryall: Virology working group
  • Dr Andrew Sails: Bacteriology working group

The UK SMIs are developed, reviewed and updated through an open consultation process. Details of currently open SMI consultations are made available on the SfAM website.