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  • 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 ...

     

  • Date posted: November 8, 2017

    On 9th November 2017 World Quality Day (#WQD17) will be celebrated around the world.  Initiated by The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) which is a global professional body advancing the practice of quality management in all sectors, the celebration of World Quality Day is to promote a vision of a world ...

     

  • Date posted: November 8, 2017

    Following discussions at the IAF Technical Committee on October 23rd and 24th 2017, and with the transition process for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 now in its final year, IAF has published a communique highlighting the need for further steps to help ensure that certified companies are encouraged to ...

     

  • Date posted: November 7, 2017

    BMTA, a UKAS stakeholder, invites you to our Annual Asbestos Seminar held in conjunction with SGS MIS Environmental.   Seminar date: 30th November 2017, 9am – 4pm Venue: Life Science Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne Seminar cost: £100+vat (A 10% discount will be applied to three or more bookings from the ...

     

  • Date posted: November 2, 2017

        Ricardo plc is a global engineering and environmental consultancy, specialising in the transport and energy sectors.  The combination of two EU directives make it mandatory for organisations assessing the interoperability and safety of rail systems within the European rail sector to be accredited by a recognised national accreditation ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2017

      The 2017 IAF General Assembly has approved the establishment of a database of management system certificates provided by certification bodies accredited by IAF members. The database presents a unique opportunity for organisations with accredited certificates, to be able to have their certificates in the database, presenting to the outside ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2017

    This IAF communiqué contains important information for Certification Bodies regarding the transition to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. IAF (the global association for developing the principles and practices for the conduct of conformity assessment) has passed a resolution that as of 15 March 2018, conformity assessment bodies must conduct all ISO 9001 ...