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  • Date posted: April 7, 2014

    This bulletin provides information regarding a question raised at the EA Certification Committee (EACC) with regard to the practice of Certification Bodies providing lists of consultants to their prospective clients. The question was considered by the EACC at the 25th meeting (March 2013). It should be noted that answers presented ...

     

  • Date posted: March 26, 2014

    UKAS is required by the European Cooperation for Accreditation (EA) to highlight Proficiency Testing (PT) schemes that have been specifically chosen by the EA Laboratory Committee (LC) in a wide range of testing and calibration activities. This requirement ensures that participation in these schemes is undertaken by accredited laboratories from ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2014

    Aintree University Hospital granted first NHS IQIPS accreditation The Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has become the first NHS organisation to become UKAS accredited under the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Improving Quality in Physiological diagnostic Services (IQIPS) programme. Accreditation has been granted by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service ...

     

  • Date posted: March 24, 2014

    The Functional Gut Clinic has become the first gastrointestinal organisation to be granted UKAS accreditation under the Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) programme. The accreditation award is for the clinic’s range of gastrointestinal (GI) services carried out at its four clinics across London and Kent. Dr Anthony Hobson PhD ...

     

  • Date posted: March 12, 2014

    As part of UKAS’s processes for continual improvement we have recently been trialling a wider roll-out of the use of a pre-visit questionnaire with a number of certification bodies, based upon those that we routinely use for the assessment of certain sectors in our testing laboratory areas. The aim of ...

     

  • Date posted: March 12, 2014

    UKAS has been running a pilot assessment programme for Certification Bodies that wish to certify Private Security Companies (PSC), who operate either on land or in the maritime environment. The project is sponsored by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, who have stated that the applicable certification standard for the ...

     

  • Date posted: March 7, 2014

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has granted the UK’s first accreditation for ISO 50001: 2011 certification to Ascertiva Group Limited Trading as NQA. It is expected that other accreditations will follow shortly. Please see the Certification Body Schedules - EnMS webpage for further details and an up-to-date list of ...

     

  • Date posted: February 7, 2014

    UKAS is announcing a pilot assessment programme for the ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation of organisations conducting forensic casework review*. *Forensic casework review in this pilot assessment programme context can be undertaken on behalf of the prosecution or the defence and includes: Independent forensic review of current casework – forensic casefile review ...

     

  • Date posted: December 12, 2013

    Professor Sir Mike Richards CBE, Chief Inspector of Hospitals releases Policy Statement outlining how existing accreditation schemes e.g. CPA, ISAS & IQIPS can help to inform Care Quality Commission’s programme of inspections. Download the Chief Inspector of Hospitals Policy Statement

     

  • Date posted: November 29, 2013

    As part of our assessment programme for certification bodies (Management System, Product and Personnel), UKAS conducts witnessed assessments of Certification Body audits to help confirm the competence of the certification body. UKAS needs to conduct sufficient Witnessed Assessment on an annual basis to allow maintenance of accreditation and to cover ...