Blood borne virus unit (BBVU): services

Published 8 August 2014 Last updated 5 October 2020 + show all updates 5 October 2020Removed link to 'Recommended protocol for HBV genotyping and for antiviral resistance analysis'. 27 January 2017Updated page with details of new services. 8 August 2014First published. Source link

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Breast screening: quality assurance guidelines for breast pathology services

The quality of pathology services is central to the delivery of high-quality breast screening services because the definitive diagnosis of cancer and its subsequent classification are in most cases determined by pathologists. In addition to their role in monitoring the breast screening programme and supporting patients and their treatment, pathology data contribute to surgical, radiological and pathological audit, future pathology review, cancer standards audit, and clinical research. The quality of this data depends on the expertise of pathologists and the techniques and reporting methods they employ. To generate high-quality pathological data and achieve the standards required by the NHS breast screening programme (BSP), pathologists need to be able…

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

Department Of Health Details This guidance outlines COVID-19 advice for commissioners and service providers involved in assisting people who are dependent on drugs or alcohol or both.Please note: this guidance is of a general nature and should be treated as a guide, and in the event of any conflict between any applicable legislation (including the health and safety legislation) and this guidance, the applicable legislation shall prevail. Published 15 April 2020 Last updated 24 September 2020 +show all updates 24 September 2020Updated in line with regulations limiting the number of people permitted to attend a support group to 15. 16 September 2020Added statement on hands, face, space;…

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

Department Of Health Details This guidance outlines COVID-19 advice for commissioners and service providers involved in assisting people who are dependent on drugs or alcohol or both.Please note: this guidance is of a general nature and should be treated as a guide, and in the event of any conflict between any applicable legislation (including the health and safety legislation) and this guidance, the applicable legislation shall prevail. Published 15 April 2020 Last updated 16 September 2020 +show all updates 16 September 2020Added statement on hands, face, space; updated guidance on return to school; added links to social distancing and what you can and can't do; amended to…

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COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

Published 15 April 2020 Last updated 16 September 2020 + show all updates 16 September 2020Added statement on hands, face, space; updated guidance on return to school; added links to social distancing and what you can and can't do; amended to reflect change to 6 people meeting. 31 July 2020Changed isolation period from 7 to 10 days. 14 July 2020Guidance updated relating to PPE supply, NHS test and trace, accessing treatment and meeting of groups inside and outside. 29 May 2020Added link to 'COVID-19: information on stopping drinking for people dependent on alcohol'. 18 May 2020Updated information on symptoms. 15 May 2020Added clarification on guidance and legislation. 15 April…

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Specialist and reference microbiology: laboratory tests and services

Acanthamoeba For keratitis/ophthalmic samples only Contact the Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTM Achromobacter Species identification, molecular typing and antimicrobial resistance H1, H2 AMRHAI Acinetobacter Species identification, molecular typing and antimicrobial resistance H1, H2 AMRHAI Actinomycetes (Aerobic) Antimicrobial susceptibility H1, H2 AMRHAI Actinomycetes (Aerobic) Identification and confirmation M1, H2 AMRHAI Adenoviruses (enteric) PCR E1 EVU Adenoviruses (respiratory) PCR E27 RVU Amoebae (excluding Acanthamoeba keratitis) Detection, identification and confirmation, serodiagnosis Contact National parasitology reference laboratory (NPRL) NPRL Anaerobes (bacteroides, clostridia, fusobacteria, actinomyces spp., other closely related genera) Identification Contact ARU ARU Anthrax See Bacillus anthracis     Antibiotic resistance surveys European antibiotic…

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