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  • Date posted: February 8, 2017

    This brochure, produced by ILAC and IAF to celebrate World Accreditation Day 2017, demonstrates the role that accreditation plays in delivering confidence in the construction sector.  

     

  • Date posted: August 31, 2016

    In 2016, UKAS carried out a survey to capture feedback on the value of accreditation for conformity assessment bodies that have stable scopes in established technical sectors. The survey aimed to gain insight into the reasons for maintaining accreditation, to identify the positive outcomes that are realised through accreditation, and ...

     

  • Date posted: August 25, 2016

    Confidence in the quality of goods and services bought and sold is an essential element of international trade. The mutual acceptance of test results and certificates plays an important part in building and maintaining this confidence. UKAS has a key role in ensuring that the organisations that carry out testing, ...

     

  • Date posted: August 4, 2015

    Download this briefing note prepared for Government, to provide information about the role of accreditation and how accreditation can support government policies.The efficient delivery of policy and a further reduction of the burden of regulation are central ambitions for Government. UKAS has worked closely with previous governments to help deliver policies in ...

     

  • Date posted: July 11, 2015

    IQIPS is a professionally led accreditation scheme with the aim of improving services, care and safety for patients undergoing physiological tests, examinations and procedures. UKAS accreditation for IQIPS offers the benefits of sharing best practice and the opportunity to enhance efficiency with evidence for local leverage. Accreditation also brings national recognition to the service with a badge of quality. [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=1339 linktext='Click ...

     

  • Date posted: July 11, 2015

    If you are thinking about using testing, calibration, inspection or certification to support your business but you are not sure about the difference between accreditation and certification, our guide What is the right choice for you? explains all. 

     

  • Date posted: July 11, 2015

    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 of healthcare services that ...

     

  • Date posted: July 10, 2015

    Do you commission the testing of food samples?Do you need to ensure quality and safety through the test results?Download this brochure which sets out the benefits of using a UKAS-accredited laboratory to carry out testing on food and food products.  

     

  • Date posted: March 11, 2015

    Standards and accreditation are market-based tools that can be used by Government policy makers to deliver better regulation. These tools are not as widely known and understood, or used, as they should be. This Handbook therefore contains an overview for Ministers explaining why and how these tools could be used in their ...

     

  • Date posted: March 11, 2015

    The desire to deliver government policy in innovative and cost-effective ways is leading to the increasing use of accreditation across a wide range of Scottish Government policy areas including better regulation, good governance, fair markets and public confidence. Find out how accreditation can help you in your role as a policy ...