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  • Date posted: December 14, 2017

    Please be advised that, following revision over the last 3 years, ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 has now been published by ISO. We expect BSI to publish the new standard in the next 2-3 weeks. All accredited laboratories will need to transition to this new version within 3 years.  Further details can ...

     

  • Date posted: December 6, 2017

    On the 13th October 2017, the Forensic Science Regulator published Version 4 of the ‘Codes of Practice and Conduct for forensic science providers and practitioners in the Criminal Justice System’ (The Codes). Organisations that provide forensic science services to the Criminal Justice System can include the compliance with The Codes ...

     

  • Date posted: December 4, 2017

    The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP) has issued a position statement that recommends that all sleep and respiratory services should become IQIPS accredited to demonstrate compliance with professionally developed standards. The statement encourages and recommends that in 2018 all respiratory and sleep diagnostic services start to discuss service accreditation within ...

     

  • Date posted: December 1, 2017

    UKAS welcomes the new Industrial Strategy published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. We are pleased that the Strategy recognises that close partnership working between Government and industry will be vital to meeting the key challenges to increased productivity and future prosperity. We are also pleased that the new ...

     

  • Date posted: December 1, 2017

    Following the publication of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, ISO has published a brochure to set out the key differences in the standard.  A copy of the brochure can be downloaded here

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2017

    Lord Lindsay, UKAS Chairman, has been appointed President of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), which works closely with UKAS to promote accreditation certification. The CQI President is a voluntary, non-executive position appointed by the CQI’s Board of Trustees in accordance with its Royal Charter. Lord Lindsay’s two-year term as CQI President ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2017

    NHS England is hosting a webinar on how to drive accreditation in your trusts. This will take place on 29 November between 12-1pm. The speakers will include Angela Douglas, Specialist Adviser, Office of the Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England. In addition, Rebecca Gibbons, Senior Assessment Manager, UKAS will provide an ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2017

    In March 2017 UKAS issued communication to all accredited laboratories involved in Legionella testing of waters (appended). The letter set out the expectations for the reporting of results in the volume tested. The letter made specific reference to excluding the extrapolation of counts to give a result in a litre ...

     

  • Date posted: November 28, 2017

    Background This paper is intended to clarify requirements of ISO 15189:2012 and UKAS’ expectations of how a medical laboratory demonstrates the competence of its clinical staff. This paper also includes information on the use of External Quality Assurance (EQA) programmes. This paper has been developed by the UKAS Medical Laboratory ...

     

  • Date posted: November 20, 2017

    UKAS will be representing ILAC and IAF , the global accreditation associations, to present at The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party 6 in December. Working Party 6 works on Regulatory Cooperation & Standardization Policies to lower costs, facilitate trade & improve access to critical technologies, while protecting the ...