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  • Date posted: April 21, 2017

    ILAC has published the latest edition of ILAC News. It has an article from the new Chair, as well as highlights of the main projects that are underway, and links to new publications endorsing accreditation from organisations including OECD and UNIDO. 

     

  • Date posted: April 18, 2017

    It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. In the case of pesticides in Feed, Food and Food products the general guidance is that validation should be in line with (or equivalent to) current SANTE Guidelines (at time of writing SANTE ...

     

  • Date posted: April 7, 2017

    In the April edition of Planning and Building Control Today, Jon Murthy, UKAS' Marketing Manager explains the difference between accreditation and certification, with particular reference to how professional standards create confidence. This is especially relevant with the World Accreditation Theme for 9th June 2017 being centred around delivering confidence in ...

     

  • Date posted: April 5, 2017

    The UKAS 21st anniversary celebration and ISAS standard 'soft re-launch' celebrations were combined at The Pullman Hotel in Central London on 25th January 2017. Guests included ISAS accredited organisations, organisations currently going through their ISAS accreditation journey and Keynote Guest Speakers, including UKAS’ Chairman Lord Jamie Lindsay and Richard Evans, ...

     

  • Date posted: April 4, 2017

      Jointly developed by the College of Radiographers and The Royal College of Radiologists, the ISAS (Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme) is aimed at UK organisations providing diagnostic imaging services to both the NHS and private sector.  Launched in 2009, ISAS promotes best practice by comprehensively addressing patient experience, clinical effectiveness and ...

     

  • Date posted: March 30, 2017

    Since the Referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU last June, UKAS has been working to ensure that those within Government dealing with Brexit are aware of the importance of accreditation to the national economy, and also to trade with the EU and internationally. Regular meetings have been held ...

     

  • Date posted: March 28, 2017

    UKAS has been working with a number of stakeholders including NHS England and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) over the past few years to develop criteria that can be used as a basis for accreditation of Clinical Engineering and Physical Science Services.  UKAS has now agreed ...

     

  • Date posted: March 23, 2017

    PSA (Private Security Authority, Ireland) requirements: PSA 28 Door supervision and security guarding PSA 39 Event security PSA 42 Private Investigator UKAS has been informed by the Private Security Authority that auditing and certification to these schemes will need to be carried out by accredited certification bodies. UKAS is liaising ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2017

      The 7th National Conference for Radiology Managers will take place on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 30 Euston Square, London. This event is jointly organised by Philips UKI and The Society and College of Radiographers and aims to support the leadership of Managers as they work to deliver high quality ...

     

  • Date posted: March 8, 2017

    UKAS held two Customer Days in December 2016 as part of the programme of celebratory events for our anniversary year. These events were exclusively for UKAS customers* and provided a useful update on all UKAS activities. Interactive feedback tools were used throughout the day allowing customers the opportunity to provide ...