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  • 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: March 11, 2019

    The British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) has released a position statement on IQIPS accreditation. The position statement states that it fully endorses the IQIPS scheme as it aligns with the goals and aspirations of BHRS and encourages cardiac services to participate in IQIPS accreditation.  Download a copy of the [wpfilebase ...

     

  • Date posted: February 26, 2019

    Since May 2018, the Society for Vascular Technology (SVT) have been running series of articles in their quarterly members-only newsletter about IQIPS accreditation. Authored by Alison Charig (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust) & Andrew Pellew-Nabbs (Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), the articles aim to provide guidance on IQIPS accreditation ...

     

  • Date posted: February 25, 2019

    The National Conference for Radiology Managers will take place in London on Thursday 16 May 2019.  This event is jointly organised by Philips Healthcare and the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR), and aims to support the leadership of Managers as they work to deliver high quality imaging services in the ...

     

  • Date posted: February 25, 2019

    With the date of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU rapidly approaching, UKAS has recently written to all its customers to provide an update on the latest developments that are related to accreditation and conformity assessment. This includes further information on conversion from Notified Body to Approved Body Status, other ...

     

  • Date posted: February 25, 2019

    UKAS is developing an assessment approach for the accreditation of Collision Investigation at the request of the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR). Accreditation is planned to be progressed using the international standard ISO/IEC 17020 – “Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspections”. This standard ...

     

  • Date posted: February 21, 2019

    UKAS has undertaken pilot assessments under its Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering (MPACE) scheme in the areas of Radiotherapy Physics and Clinical Engineering against the requirements of BS 70000.  In discussion with the MPACE Technical Advisory Committee, British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) and IPEM, UKAS is now looking to extend ...

     

  • Date posted: February 19, 2019

    EA, the Association of National Accreditation Bodies in Europe, has published a statement on UKAS’ member of the organization (and in turn the recognition of certificates issued under UKAS accreditation). It states that EA has revised its Articles of Association and introduced the option of a transition period, which allows ...

     

  • Date posted: February 18, 2019

    In preparation for the UK’s departure from the European Union, a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) on Conformity Assessment was signed between the US and the UK on 14th February 2019 in Washington. The agreement, which was signed by Her Majesty’s Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch and Deputy United States Trade Representative ...