Important announcement: GOV.UK webpages hosting UK SMI documents soon to be decommissioned 

5 December 2023

We would like to inform you that the migration of the UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations (UK SMI) from the GOV.UK website to the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) website has been successfully completed. 

As a part of this transition, the GOV.UK webpages hosting UK SMIs will be decommissioned by Tuesday 12th December 2023. To ensure a seamless experience for our users, all links to the GOV.UK pages will be automatically redirected to the relevant pages on the RCPath website.  This is where you can access all UK SMI documents in the preferred PDF format.  

We kindly ask you to use the RCPath website instead of GOV.UK when accessing UK SMIs going forward. We also encourage you to bookmark or save the UK SMI webpage on the RCPath website to your favourites folder, facilitating easier access to our repository of UK SMI documents. 

Your feedback is important to us. If you encounter any issues or have suggestions, please email [email protected]  

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation throughout this migration process, and we thank you for your continued support. 

Coming soon: Revision to HIV and Syphilis UK SMI documents

13 November 2023

We are constantly reviewing and updating our UK SMI documents. Within the coming months we will be publishing our recently reviewed UK SMI V 11: Laboratory diagnosis of HIV infection and UK SMI V 44: Laboratory diagnosis of Syphilis documents.

To be notified when these documents are published, please subscribe for updates by email. This includes when documents are out for consultation and when new documents are published.

For any further queries please email [email protected].

Introducing: the new home for UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations!

13 November 2023

We are very pleased to inform you that the UK SMI repository has been migrated over from GOV.UK website to these UK SMI pages on the RCPath website.

These webpages will be continually updated, and all new UK SMI publications and consultations will be added to these pages only.

GOV.UK webpages for UK SMIs will be remain static with a re-direct message encouraging users to move to the RCPath website until we archive or remove the pages in the next few weeks. We are asking all UK SMI users to bookmark or save our new webpage to your favourites folder to access up to date UK SMI publications.

For any further queries please email [email protected].