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  • Date posted: April 30, 2020

    ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement: Accreditation of Reference Material Producers added to UKAS Scope Until now, the international recognition of UKAS accredited reference material producers (RMPs) has been limited to the Europe via the European cooperation for Accreditation Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA). UKAS was amongst the first accreditation bodies to have ...

     

  • Date posted: April 28, 2020

    Our Training Specialist Dan's experience of remote working following Covid-19   How have you as an individual managed working from home during Covid-19? I’ve been privileged to work as an Assessment Manager for UKAS since 2018 so part of my role has always been “remote”. This has prepared me for ...

     

  • Date posted: April 28, 2020

    UKAS has performed assessment for accreditation against the IQIPS standard since 2012 for 8 physiological Science services. The scope of accreditation and finalised standard was not completed at initial conception for the vision science community and so only 7 of the 8 disciplines have been engaged with the accreditation process ...

     

  • Date posted: April 28, 2020

    Over recent weeks during the Coronavirus outbreak, UKAS has been in regular contact with NHS England Improvement, devolved governments and the Department of Health and Social Care in order to adapt to the needs of the healthcare system in this period of unprecedented pressure. It is recognised that laboratories and ...

     

  • Date posted: April 21, 2020

    We are committed to safely supporting our customers during these unprecedented times so we are conducting remote assessments in place of on-site assessments until 31st July 2020.  On 15th April, UKAS hosted a webinar with ISO 17025 accredited customers to learn more about UKAS remote assessments. Hosted by Jeff Ruddle, UKAS ...

     

  • Date posted: April 14, 2020

    During these uncertain times we are dedicated to supporting our healthcare services with their accreditation needs to help ensure effective service delivery. Thank you to Dr Andrew Reilly for his positive feedback regarding the process of preparing the North West Cancer Centre at the Western Health and Social Care Trust for ...

     

  • Date posted: March 30, 2020

    Latest Update - Posted: 30/03/20 As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, and with the number of those testing positive continuing to rise, we are continuing to monitor both Government advice and the overall situation on a daily basis.  With reports showing that the crisis continues to escalate, and is ...

     

  • Date posted: March 27, 2020

    Today, the European Commission called out to the UK testing industry with an urgent request in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. They would like to find out the capacity of conformity assessment bodies in the UK to conduct tests on surgical masks in the EU. The Commission is asking for ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2020

    On 17th March, it was announced that UKAS will be conducting all assessments remotely until at least 31st May 2020. We understand that this may create some challenges for our customers but it is important that we protect the health and safety of our workforces, and that we continue to ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2020

    UKAS welcomed the communication published by the European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) regarding the outbreak of COVID-19.  Published on 23rd March, the communication builds upon similar communications from the international accreditation groups (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation – ILAC, and International Accreditation Forum – IAF) and acknowledges the difficult decisions that ...