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  • 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 ...

     

  • Date posted: April 7, 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: March 26, 2014

    UKAS is required by the European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA) to highlight Proficiency Testing (PT) schemes that have been specifically chosen by the EA Laboratory Committee (LC) in a wide range of testing and calibration activities. This requirement ensures that participation in these schemes is undertaken by accredited laboratories from ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2014

    Aintree University Hospital granted first NHS IQIPS accreditation The Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS organisation to become UKAS accredited under the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Improving Quality in Physiological diagnostic Services (IQIPS) programme. Accreditation has been granted by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service ...