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  • Date posted: January 19, 2017

    UKAS will exhibit at the Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP) National Conference in 2017 to promote IQIPS accreditation for respiratory and sleep services.  The ARPT is the body that oversees standards of training and quality assurance, are the professional guardians of physiological measurement issues in respiratory medicine in ...

     

  • Date posted: January 12, 2017

    The Draft BS EN ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is now available on the BSI website for public comment.  For the past couple of years, ISO/CASCO Working Group 44 have been busy preparing this new version of ISO/IEC 17025.This standard, first produced from EN ...

     

  • Date posted: January 12, 2017

    A new publication detailing FAQs relating to "Competency or Management System" based standards has been published by ISO/CASCO. ISO Technical Committees (ISO/TCs) are often asked to choose between developing requirements for a 'management system' for an organisation's activities or to develop requirements for the 'competence' of an organisation to carry out ...

     

  • Date posted: January 12, 2017

                  The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) has published "updated rules" for seed testing.  The Association produces internationally agreed rules for seed sampling and testing, accredits laboratories, promotes research, provides international seed analysis certificates and training, and disseminates knowledge in seed science and technology with ...

     

  • Date posted: January 9, 2017

    One of the benefits of accreditation is the mutual recognition of reports and certificates issued by bodies accredited by a signatory to one of the accreditation mutual recognition agreements.  This is very important to UKAS customers that operate in the global market, and therefore it is of the utmost importance ...

     

  • Date posted: January 6, 2017

    ISO/IEC 17021 accredited Certification Bodies should be aware of developments in the ISO/IEC 17021 series of documents.CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has adopted these and they therefore hold the same status as IAF Mandatory Guidance ...

     

  • Date posted: December 9, 2016

    The Society and College of Radiographers, in collaboration with the British Medical Ultrasound Society, has updated its guidelines to be used as recommendations for good practice in Ultrasound services. They have been updated to keep in step with evolving technology, and changes in practice and professional progression. The guidelines now ...

     

  • Date posted: December 7, 2016

    Organisations around the globe are adopting accredited certification to ISO 50001- energy management systems to achieve energy, economic, and sustainability benefits that boost competitiveness. ISO 50001 offers a transparent, business-friendly way to align corporate goals with national climate and energy goals.The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a global forum consisting of ...

     

  • Date posted: December 6, 2016

    Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) provides a diverse portfolio of clinical services across three sites; Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.  The Trust employs around 13,500 staff, over 450 of whom belong to the Clinical Imaging and Medical Physics (CLIMP) Directorate.  This multidisciplinary ...

     

  • Date posted: December 6, 2016

     Earlier in 2016, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust became the UK’s first respiratory and sleep services provider to gain UKAS accreditation under the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) programme.IQIPS is hosted by the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) and sponsored by Professor Sue Hill, Chief Scientific ...

     

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