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  • Date posted: December 18, 2009

    Sir Duncan Nichol CBE has recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. A former Chief Executive of the NHS, Sir Duncan takes over his new UKAS position from Professor Colin Dennis, who stepped down in October 2009. Sir Duncan’s career began in the health ...

     

  • Date posted: November 18, 2009

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has awarded its first ever accreditation for an organisation that provides Point of Care Testing. Independent Point of Care Testing (iPOCT), a trading division of Unilabs Ltd, has been granted UKAS accreditation to ISO 15189 and ISO 22870 following a robust assessment process. The ...

     

  • Date posted: November 4, 2009

    This information is relevant to aircraft operators subject to UK Regulation under the EU ETS. As you know, the EU Directive to include aviation within the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) came into force in February. All flights departing from and arriving at EU airports will be included in ...

     

  • Date posted: October 5, 2009

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has launched the UK’s first accreditation scheme for imaging services. ISAS (Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme) enables imaging services departments to achieve recognition for demonstrating that they meet the requirements of the (ISAS) Standard. This Standard, jointly developed by the College of Radiographers and Royal ...

     

  • Date posted: September 14, 2009

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has launched a pilot project for the accreditation of the assessment of the life cycle green house gas emissions of goods and services. Working with six separate certification bodies, the UKAS trial covers the certification of products and services to the new PAS 2050 ...

     

  • Date posted: June 1, 2009

    The UK Forensic Regulator has recommended that all providers of forensic science services gain accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). This move, which follows months of in-depth consultation, will enable all organisations whose primary role is to provide forensic science services into the criminal justice system to demonstrate ...

     

  • Date posted: May 18, 2009

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted accreditation for two new renewable resources testing processes. The accreditations, relating to tidal and wind power testing respectively, are the first of their kind to be awarded in the UK. The European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) existing scope of accreditation has been ...

     

  • Date posted: March 16, 2009

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the Medical Physics Department at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation for its clinical trials to test new blood pressure monitoring equipment for use in the NHS. It is the first centre in the UK to achieve UKAS accreditation for this type ...

     

  • Date posted: March 9, 2009

    A pilot assessment has begun of a Department of Health (DH) scheme developed with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to assess the reliability of healthcare information. The Information Accreditation Scheme is designed to give an assurance that the process by which health and social care information has been prepared ...

     

  • Date posted: March 4, 2009

    In anticipation of the publication by the Forestry Commission in March 2010 of a Code of Good Practice for Forest Carbon Projects, UKAS is inviting expressions of interest from UK based certification bodies to participate in a pilot programme for accredited certification of carbon sequestration projects. The pilot will provide ...