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  • Date posted: January 6, 2017

    ISO/IEC 17021 accredited Certification Bodies should be aware of developments in the ISO/IEC 17021 series of documents.CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has adopted these and they therefore hold the same status as IAF Mandatory Guidance ...

     

  • Date posted: December 6, 2016

    Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) provides a diverse portfolio of clinical services across three sites; Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.  The Trust employs around 13,500 staff, over 450 of whom belong to the Clinical Imaging and Medical Physics (CLIMP) Directorate.  This multidisciplinary ...

     

  • Date posted: December 6, 2016

     Earlier in 2016, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust became the UK’s first respiratory and sleep services provider to gain UKAS accreditation under the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) programme.IQIPS is hosted by the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) and sponsored by Professor Sue Hill, Chief Scientific ...

     

  • Date posted: December 6, 2016

    Sheffield Children’s Hospital (SCH) has a fantastic reputation as a Centre of Excellence, and as a specialised Children’s Trust.  Hearing Services at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust provide a full range of diagnostic assessments for children aged 0 – 16 years of age.  Whilst the department does offer a comprehensive ...

     

  • Date posted: December 5, 2016

    Swansea Materials Research & Testing Ltd (SMaRT Ltd) is a specialised supplier of mechanical test data to industry and academia.  Established in 2009 as a spin out company by Swansea University, SMaRT’s three staff initially focused on the aerospace industry.  Today, the company has grown to encompass blue chip companies ...

     

  • Date posted: November 15, 2016

    Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust offers a wide range of both adult and paediatric audiology services to patients in the Bury, Oldham, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale areas.  The harmonised team of 42 clinical and 10 administrative staff operate specific clinics for assessment, rehabilitation, tinnitus and balance services across 13 different ...

     

  • Date posted: November 1, 2016

    Transition for the 2016 release of AS/EN/JISQ 9100 Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations under EN9104-001: 2013 Aerospace Sector Scheme The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) has recently published its 2016 revision of the aerospace quality management system (AQMS) standard - 9100.  As this has been ...

     

  • Date posted: September 1, 2016

    Formed in June 2010, atbec ltd is an air tightness and building energy consultancy, specialising in air tightness testing and pre completion acoustic testing (both UKAS Accredited).  Other Services include room integrity testing and energy assessment.  Over the last six years the company has expanded its range of services to ...

     

  • 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, ...

     

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