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  • Date posted: June 7, 2014

    It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. These matrices are detailed in the Materials/Products Tested column of UKAS accreditation schedules and historically, water matrices have been described in general terms which has led to a variety of different descriptors for ...

     

  • Date posted: June 6, 2014

    It is an ISO/IEC 17025 requirement that methods shall be validated in the matrices to be tested. These matrices are detailed in the Materials/Products Tested column of UKAS accreditation schedules and historically, water matrices have been described in general terms which has led to a variety of different descriptors for ...

     

  • Date posted: May 19, 2014

    Announcement of Pilot Applicants Following the announcement of the pilot programme for accreditation of independent inspection companies providing inspections of residential adult social care providers, UKAS is pleased to announce that the following organisations have agreed to participate in the UKAS pilot assessment programme: Healthcare Management Solutions Limited RDB Star ...

     

  • Date posted: May 15, 2014

    The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) has made Paul Stennett, Chief Executive of Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) and the United Kingdon Accreditation Service (UKAS), an Honorary Fellow. The award has been given in recognition of Mr Stennett’s contribution to the modernisation of accreditation of pathology services in the UK, including ...

     

  • Date posted: May 15, 2014

    The need to drive up the quality of care for patients, whilst delivering efficiency and productivity, is a key principle for commissioners of healthcare services, both local commissioners (CCGs) and national specialised commissioners in NHS England (NHSE). UKAS accreditation is a tool that can be used to support the commissioning ...

     

  • Date posted: April 30, 2014

    UKAS announces its first accreditation to the MCerts standard for the provision of radioanalytical testing of environmental and waste waters. This meets the EA specified performance targets. The first accreditation is awarded to LGC Limited – 0003N. The full scope of the MCerts accreditation can be viewed on the associated ...

     

  • Date posted: April 8, 2014

    This bulletin provides information regarding a question raised at the EA Certification Committee (EACC) with regard to the practice of Certification Bodies providing lists of consultants to their prospective clients. The question was considered by the EACC at the 25th meeting (March 2013). It should be noted that answers presented ...

     

  • Date posted: April 7, 2014

    UKAS Pilot Project Update - April 2014 Following a pilot assessment programme leading to the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation of forensic service providers to include the requirements of the Forensic Science Regulator’s ‘Codes of Practice and Conduct’, UKAS has announced its first accreditations. The ‘Codes of Practice and Conduct’ add the ...

     

  • Date posted: April 7, 2014

    At the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) General Assembly in October 2013 the Laboratory Committee (which is composed of stakeholder representatives of accredited testing and calibration) recommended that ILAC request that ISO/CASCO establish a new work item to comprehensively revise ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as soon as practicable. The General Assembly agreed ...

     

  • Date posted: April 7, 2014

    UKAS Pilot Project Update - April 2014 Following the announcement of a pilot programme leading to accreditation of applicants involved in performing inspection of components supplied to new nuclear power plants or those who perform in-service inspection in existing nuclear power plants, UKAS has announced its first accreditation. Following an ...