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  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    This bulletin is to update you regarding aspects of the implementation of IAF MD5: 2015 Determination of Audit Time of Quality and Environmental Management Systems.The new version of MD5 has an application date of 9th June 2016; UKAS Assessment Teams will from now be reviewing the status of implementation and ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    This bulletin is to update you regarding the implementation of ISO/IEC 27006: 2015 - Information technology — Security techniques — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems.Certification Bodies offering certification to ISO/IEC 27001 will be aware that the updated version of ISO/IEC 27006 was published ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    This bulletin is applicable to certification bodies accredited to ISO/IEC 17021 (or ISO/IEC 17021-1) for certification to ISO 13485.You will be aware that ISO 13485: 2016 - Medical devices — Quality management systems —Requirements for regulatory purposes - was published in March 2016. IAF Resolution 2015/13 allocates a 3 year ...

     

  • Date posted: April 4, 2016

    The Functional Gut Clinic was established in 2013 with the aim of consolidating knowledge, expertise and technological advances in neurogastroenterology.  Through its four clinics across London and Kent, the Functional Gut Clinic seeks to create new opportunities for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients in a complex clinical area. ...

     

  • Date posted: March 31, 2016

    Musgrove Park, Taunton, Somerset is a medium sized District General Hospital, serving a population of 340,000 people.  Its Diagnostic Imaging (DI) department offers a wide range of diagnostic tests as well as interventional radiology.  It also provides services at a number of community hospitals. Over the past 24 months DI ...

     

  • Date posted: March 7, 2016

    The neurophysiology department at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its kind to achieve UKAS accreditation to the Improving Quality in Physiology Service (IQIPS) standard.Chris Monaco managed the seven strong neurophysiology team.  Although a relatively small and niche department, it exerts a big influence on patient ...

     

  • Date posted: March 7, 2016

    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: February 16, 2016

    Whilst building regulations may vary nationally, they are united globally when it comes to preventing the spread of fire.  Building legislation across the world requires that separating elements such as doors, walls and glazed screens (as well as items going through these walls including pipes and cables) have a known ...

     

  • Date posted: January 12, 2016

    Neil Meadows had his doubts when he first heard his department was about to work towards imaging service accreditation.  Neil, angiography section head at Peterborough and Stamford NHS Foundation Trust, explains: “My colleague Claire Bevan was leading the work and when we first spoke about it I was quite sceptical. ...

     

  • Date posted: January 10, 2016

    While not in the pilot phase of the accreditation of Imaging services, the radiology service at West Suffolk Hospital was a fairly early implementer, achieving initial accreditation in April 2011. Year 1 accreditation was achieved in November 2011 and year 2 in 2013 after a site visit in January 2013. ...