In 2009 CPA became a wholly owned subsidiary of UKAS as part of a strategy to contribute to the modernisation of pathology services in the UK.
As part of this modernisation and development UKAS is currently managing the transition of all CPA accredited laboratories to UKAS accreditation to the internationally recognised standard ISO 15189:2012, Medical Laboratories – particular requirements for quality, competence and the transition of CPA accredited External Quality Assurance Providers (EQA) to ISO/IEC 17043:2010, Conformity Assessment – General requirements for proficiency testing.
CPA Accredited Laboratories will be assessed to ISO 15189 starting from the end of October 2013 dependent on their schedule of their next main visit. CPA will no longer accept any new applications for accreditation against the CPA Standards.
For laboratories and EQA Providers who require information on the CPA assessment process please refer to the CPA website: www.cpa-uk.co.uk
For more detail please visit the following pages: Information for Laboratories, Application & Assessment Process, Information for Peer Assessors, Peer Assessor Recruitment, Information for EQA Providers, CPA UKAS Team & Literature, UKAS Standard Terms of Business, BS EN ISO 15189:2012 and Transition Seminars.
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