Date posted: September 4, 2019
UKAS accredits medical laboratories against the international standard ISO 15189: 2012, which specifies the global requirements for quality and competence. UKAS accreditation provides reassurance to patients, commissioners and healthcare providers of the quality of a diagnostic service and underpins the accuracy of over 800m pathology tests per year. Download our [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=1702 ...
Date posted: August 15, 2019
Conformity assessment can take many forms (e.g. testing, inspection, certification). It can be undertaken by those with a user interest, for example a manufacturer, in the object of conformity assessment i.e. particular material, product, installation, process, system, person or body, or by those totally independent, for example a certification body. It could also be ...
Date posted: August 1, 2019
Are you looking for a way to provide assurance or confidence in an activity, product or service? Did you know UKAS has an active development programme that supports scheme owners, policy makers, regulators, trade associations, conformity assessment bodies and many other stakeholders design and implement different mechanisms to provide assurance. ...
Date posted: June 11, 2019
The Royal College of Radiologists and The College of Radiographers have developed the Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI) to help diagnostic imaging services ensure that their patients consistently receive high quality services delivered by competent staff working in safe environments. UKAS delivers and manages assessment for accreditation for the QSI on behalf of the Colleges. QSI ...
Date posted: June 9, 2019
Today marks World Accreditation Day, an initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to promote the value of accreditation, accredited conformity assessment and standards. This year the theme focuses on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. Supply chains provide ...
Date posted: May 13, 2019
A guide to what makes a 'good' ISO 9001 audit from the perspective of the customer and an organisation certified by an accredited certification body.
Date posted: March 22, 2019
The influence and use of accreditation within healthcare is growing. UKAS offers accreditation to diagnostic services within the areas of imaging (ISAS), physiology (IQIPS), medical laboratories, point of care testing and medical physics and clinical engineering (MPACE). Read this guide for an overview of the accreditation ...
Date posted: March 19, 2019
There are many companies that provide consultancy, surveying services and risk assessments but before commissioning an organisation to undertake such work on your behalf, how do you know they are competent to do the work, have the suitable cover in place, and work to a suitable code of conduct. [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=127 linktext='Read ...
Date posted: June 22, 2018
UKAS and BSI have recently updated the Standards and Accreditation handbook for Government and regulators which provides an overview of how standards and accreditation can be used to deliver policy and regulatory outcomes. The Handbook also contains case studies demonstrating how standards and accreditation are used to support self-regulation, co-regulation ...
Date posted: May 29, 2018
Are you confident that your goods and services and their component parts are based on measurements taken with correctly calibrated measuring equipment? Download Who is doing your calibration work?