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  • Date posted: October 8, 2020

    IQIPS Standard v2:2020 has been published. This new standard will replace IQIPS Standard v1:2012 - Improving Quality in Physiological Services. Training relating to the revised standard and transition process will be delivered to customers and assessors through live webinars in the latter quarter of 2020 and a further technical bulletin ...

     

  • Date posted: September 23, 2020

    The impact of COVID-19 has been felt all over the world and, in many cases, has caused organisations (especially those in the healthcare sector) to undergo a dramatic re-evaluation of project priorities. This was certainly the case at the Northern General Hospital (part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation ...

     

  • Date posted: September 18, 2020

    This bulletin is applicable to all CABs accredited for BRC GS Schemes. Since the widespread Covid-19 transmission continues to have an impact on on-site certification audit arrangements, BRCGS has recently published a remote audit protocol that can be followed by Certification Bodies operating under IAF MD4 and IAF ID3 to ...

     

  • Date posted: September 11, 2020

    International service with uniform quality Eland Cables is a global supplier of cables and cable accessories working across the full spectrum of industry. With a comprehensive portfolio of power, data, control and instrumentation cables, Eland Cables works on challenging and large-scale projects, often chosen as the supply partner because of ...

     

  • Date posted: August 18, 2020

    Bringing quality assurance to the Technology Enabled Care sector TEC Service Association’s (TSA) TEC Quality is the certification body established to develop and run the Quality Standards Framework (QSF) – a set of outcome-based standards that provides quality assurance in the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) sector. The organisation has been ...

     

  • Date posted: August 13, 2020

    Ensuring quality of care with quantity of demand The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides integrated health and care services across Exeter and East and Mid Devon. With about 8,000 staff, it manages a large acute teaching hospital, twelve community sites and provides acute and community services ...

     

  • Date posted: August 12, 2020

    This Bulletin is to inform Certification Bodies that 2 IAF Informative Documents have been revised and updated: - IAF ID 1: 2020 - IAF Informative Document for QMS and EMS Scopes of Accreditation IAF ID 4: 2020 - Market Surveillance Visits to Certified Organisations in both cases the changes are ...

     

  • Date posted: August 12, 2020

    Assessment of ISO/IEC 27006:2015/AMD1:2020 This Technical Bulletin is applicable to all Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Certification Bodies. Following the publication of ISO/IEC 27006:2015/AMD1:2020, this bulletin has been produced to update certification bodies and stakeholders on the UKAS assessment process and overall timelines for assessment against the amended requirements introduced ...

     

  • Date posted: July 31, 2020

    A background of quality and confidence The UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (CARES) was founded in 1983 and has been UKAS accredited for product and management system certification since 1986.  The accreditation assessment process is therefore not new to them. This independent, not-for-profit certification body of around 30 members ...

     

  • Date posted: July 29, 2020

    In 1967, The British Calibration Service (that would evolve into UKAS) approached AMETEK Land to be part of a consultation to develop a standard for non-contact temperature measurement.  AMETEK Land’s technical director was invited to sit on the technical panel whilst this standard was established. Two years later in 1970, ...