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  • Date posted: May 4, 2016

    With around 30 fatal cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported each year in the UK, managing the risk of Legionella is clearly a priority for any Duty Holder.  The majority of organisations, both small and large, do not have the in-house resources to assess and tackle the threat of Legionella sufficiently, ...

     

  • Date posted: April 11, 2016

    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) is one of England’s largest and busiest NHS foundation trusts, providing a full range of hospital and community services for the local population, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield.  In 2012, Clinical Managers in GI Physiology at Salford Royal Hospital (Elisa Skinner), ...

     

  • Date posted: April 6, 2016

    Certification Bodies will be aware that IAF Mandatory Document 17 (Referred to in this bulletin as MD17) was published in 2015; this bulletin is to update CBs regarding UKAS’ adoption of this MD.MD17 has a stated application date of 07 January 2018, since publication UKAS has been considering the most ...

     

  • 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 ...