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  • Date posted: March 8, 2018

    UKAS was pleased to note that in her Mansion House speech on 2nd March 2018 the Prime Minister, Theresa May, recognised that following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union it was vitally important to “ensure that, as now, products need only undergo one series of approvals, in one country to ...

     

  • Date posted: March 8, 2018

    Healthcare Science week is an annual week of celebration and awareness-raising set up to educate and inspire the scientific workforce of the future, and to promote the role that scientists play in patient care and treatment. It takes place from 9-18 March alongside British Science Week.     Although scientists ...

     

  • Date posted: March 6, 2018

    UKAS has received enquiries in the past regarding accreditation to include certification for Collaborative Business Relationships (ISO 44001). This is an initial exploratory enquiry to enable UKAS to confirm if there is sufficient interest in organisations obtaining accredited certification. If you would be interested in participating in such a pilot ...

     

  • Date posted: February 28, 2018

    Following a call for expressions of interest the United Kingdom Accreditation Service is pleased to announce the commencement of a project to develop accreditation for ISO/IEC 17024, Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons. The certification bodies will assess the competency of persons carrying out sampling ...

     

  • Date posted: February 21, 2018

    The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 transition timeline for UKAS customers, which is available in the UKAS Customer Area, has been revised. The key update is to state that all assessments from 1 January 2019 are to be conducted against ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (previously stated 1 June 2019). This is to reflect the timescales recently published ...

     

  • Date posted: February 19, 2018

    UKAS will be presenting at an event organised by the Water Management Society (WMSoc) on March 22nd in London. The event will provide guidance on how to sample and decode test reports to prevent Legionnaires’ disease within various water systems. The event will cover the relevant ISO standards, as well ...

     

  • Date posted: February 9, 2018

    UKAS will be a supporting partner at Lab Innovations, the UK’s trade exhibition dedicated to the laboratory sector. The event will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 1 November. UKAS will be speaking at the event and have a stand (H2), and so you will be ...

     

  • Date posted: January 31, 2018

    The National Diagnostics Forum will cover best practice from across the NHS diagnostic pathway, and provide the opportunity to learn how to drive forward standards for diagnostics teams, whether you manage a pathway or work specifically in one diagnostic area. The morning sessions will offer practical approaches to the biggest ...

     

  • Date posted: January 31, 2018

    The British Society of Gastroenterology is hosting a one-day AGIP Upper GI Physiology Masterclass on March 1st 2018 at the Post Graduate Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. The IQIPS accreditation process for Gastro-Intestinal Physiological services will be one of the topics to be covered. UKAS will have a small ...

     

  • Date posted: January 31, 2018

    Supporting services seeking POCT accreditation in York, 28 Feb. UKAS will be speaking at this one-day conference to support services through the accreditation process. The programme will provide some practical information, and share insights from laboratories that have been through the accreditation assessment. The event will be of interest to ...