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  • Date posted: September 25, 2019

    Fraud against the NHS takes many forms, ranging from false claims for treatment or the supply of goods, through to misrepresentation of qualifications and falsified time sheets.  The more sensitive, higher value, widespread and complex cases are dealt with by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA).  The NHSCFA estimates that ...

     

  • Date posted: September 11, 2019

      Introduction This document outlines the UKAS assessment approach where the applicant or accredited laboratory does not directly manage all stages of the end to end process; in other words where critical parts of the pre-examination, examination/testing or post examination process are carried out by (an)other laboratory/laboratories. This includes laboratories ...

     

  • Date posted: September 5, 2019

    Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) is a professionally-led assessment and accreditation scheme that ensures patients receive consistently high quality services, tests, examinations and procedures, by competent staff working in safe environments.  Managed and delivered by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service UKAS), IQIPS is developed and owned by the professional ...

     

  • Date posted: September 4, 2019

    This video provides an overview of UKAS' services and how it delivers confidence in the UK economy. 

     

  • Date posted: September 4, 2019

    UKAS accredits medical laboratories against the international standard ISO 15189: 2012, which specifies the global requirements for quality and competence. UKAS accreditation provides reassurance to patients, commissioners and healthcare providers of the quality of a diagnostic service and underpins the accuracy of over 800m pathology tests per year.  Download our [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=1702 ...

     

  • Date posted: August 22, 2019

    The journey to gaining UKAS accreditation can sound daunting. This video provides a step-by-step guide to the process that UKAS follows. Further information can be found in the Route to Accreditation area of our website.  We are happy to help. If you are thinking about applying for accreditation, call us ...

     

  • Date posted: August 15, 2019

    Conformity assessment can take many forms (e.g. testing, inspection, certification). It can be undertaken by those with a user interest, for example a manufacturer, in the object of conformity assessment i.e. particular material, product, installation, process, system, person or body, or by those totally independent, for example a certification body. It could also be ...

     

  • Date posted: August 12, 2019

    Fluke Calibration is one of the world’s leaders in precision calibration instruments, equipment, service and software for measuring electrical activity, radio frequency, temperature, humidity, pressure and flow.  Its instruments are used in calibration laboratories and process measurement instrument shops across the globe, including nearly every National Metrology Institute. With offices ...

     

  • Date posted: August 1, 2019

    Are you looking for a way to provide assurance or confidence in an activity, product or service? Did you know UKAS has an active development programme that supports scheme owners, policy makers, regulators, trade associations, conformity assessment bodies and many other stakeholders design and implement different mechanisms to provide assurance. ...

     

  • Date posted: July 23, 2019

    This bulletin has been prepared to inform interested parties that the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation reissued ILAC-G27: Guidance on measurements performed as part of an inspection process in July 2019. The changes to this publication are not significant and have been made to update the text to correspond with the ...