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  • Date posted: July 9, 2019

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is establishing a project for the accreditation of the certification of Collaborative Business Relationships (ISO 44001). Following a call for expressions of interest, UKAS is pleased to announce that the following organisations will participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme: DNV GL Business Assurance UK ...

     

  • Date posted: July 4, 2019

    The Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS) & the British Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (BSCN) have released an official joint position statement regarding IQIPS accreditation for Neurophysiology services. The statement reinforces their strong endorsement of UKAS accreditation and encourages all Neurophysiology services to begin their journey to accreditation. It also includes ...

     

  • Date posted: July 3, 2019

    The new IQIPS Standard, which has been developed by the physiology community, is available in draft for wider consultation. It is a requirement that any standard is revised after a period of 4-5 years and the Accreditation Clinical Advisory Group (ACAG), has been working on the revision of the current IQIPS ...

     

  • Date posted: June 21, 2019

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became part of UK law from 25 May 2018.  The Regulation contains provisions and requirements pertaining to the processing of personal data. The GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’ of personal data.  A controller determines how and why personal data is processed; a ...

     

  • Date posted: June 21, 2019

    The rapidly increasing digitalization of industry and society is changing how products are manufactured, delivered, and consumed by the public. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 as it has become known, is seeing the emergence of innovative information technologies to all areas of production. Technologies like artificial intelligence, distributed ...

     

  • Date posted: June 14, 2019

    As part of the Government’s response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on the reform of the building safety regulatory framework. Building a Safer Future: Proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system contains sections on the ...

     

  • Date posted: June 13, 2019

    The ILAC MRA 2018 Annual Report has just been published on the ILAC website. As in previous years, it provides information on the activities carried out as part of the peer evaluation process in 2018 in order to ensure that both regulators and consumers of laboratory and inspection data, are ...

     

  • Date posted: June 12, 2019

    Following the resignation of the Prime Minister on 7 June, the political climate of uncertainty over when and how the UK will leave the European Union continues. However, UKAS is continuing to meet Government Departments and other relevant  authorities to ensure the needs of our customers and the importance of ...

     

  • 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: June 5, 2019

    Accreditation: Adding Value to Supply Chains (#WAD2019) - June 9th 2019 The theme of this year’s World Accreditation Day, which will take place on 9th June 2019, focuses on how accreditation adds value to supply chains and procurement activities. The day has become an important fixture in the calendar to ...