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  • Date posted: November 1, 2019

    ISO/IEC 17029  - Conformity assessment – General requirements for verification and validation bodies was published on 30 October. The new standard contains general principles and requirements for the impartial, competent and consistent provision of validation and verification activities by validation and verification bodies. The standard is applicable to validation and verification ...

     

  • Date posted: October 30, 2019

    The role of Proficiency Testing Providers (PTPs) is an important part of conformity assessment and of the Quality Infrastructure.  The services they provide are vital in helping laboratories and, where applicable, inspection bodies demonstrate the validity of the results that they produce.  In recognition of this, accreditation bodies started to ...

     

  • Date posted: October 25, 2019

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the first accreditations to BS 70000:2017 under the new Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (MPACE) accreditation scheme.  Following successful completion of the two year pilot assessment project, the first UKAS accreditations for MPACE have been awarded to The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation ...

     

  • Date posted: October 22, 2019

    UKAS, HQIP and BSI have today published a joint statement of intent regarding clinical services accreditation. This statement sets out a shared intent to improve clinical services through accreditation. It details practical steps that UKAS, HQIP and BSI will take together to drive improvement in healthcare services. All three organisations ...

     

  • Date posted: October 22, 2019

    The financial services industry is rarely out of the headlines, but often for the wrong reasons.  In recent years the worldwide industry has been beset by tales of impropriety which give the impression it is lurching from one crisis to another.  Nearly all sectors of the industry have had been ...

     

  • Date posted: October 21, 2019

    UKAS will be a supporting partner at Lab Innovations, the UK’s trade exhibition dedicated to the laboratory sector. The event will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 30-31 October 2019. Jeff Ruddle will be speaking at the event on ‘Accreditation changes in the lab’. We also have a stand ...

     

  • Date posted: October 18, 2019

    UKAS recently held a webinar with customers to consult on the new UKAS database of accredited certificates. This new initiative will provide a mechanism for verification from UKAS of accredited certification from management system certification bodies (e.g. ISO 9001). A copy of the webinar is available to view below.  

     

  • Date posted: October 3, 2019

    Call for expressions of interest Accreditation for Certification to ISO 27701: 2019 Security Techniques - Extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for privacy information management - Requirements and guidelines ISO 27701 was published in August 2019. It is an extension standard to ISO 27001 and 27002 for Privacy Information Management Systems ...

     

  • Date posted: September 25, 2019

    It is almost impossible these days to flip through the TV channels without seeing dramas or true-crime documentaries that feature forensic science in some way.  So as forensic science becomes more familiar and accessible to everyone, how is it possible to identify competent practitioners.  Forensic science itself has undergone significant ...

     

  • Date posted: September 19, 2019

    We are delighted to be taking part and exhibiting at the IBMS Congress 2019 next week during 22-25th September at the ICC in Birmingham. We invite our existing customer’s and new to visit our stand R4 for an opportunity to meet with UKAS staff. In its multi-disciplinary format and major ...