» CPA Chief Executive awarded Honorary Fellowship of Royal College of Pathologists

15 May, 2014

The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) has made Paul Stennett, Chief Executive of Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) and the United Kingdon Accreditation Service (UKAS), an Honorary Fellow. The award has been given in recognition of Mr Stennett’s contribution to the modernisation of accreditation of pathology services in the UK, including the transition to the international ISO15189 standard for medical laboratories.

Honorary Fellowship is awarded to persons, whether medically qualified or not, who have made notable contributions to pathology, or who have shown distinction of a nature fit to be recognised by the Royal College. It is the highest honour that the RCPath bestows and the number of such individuals receiving this award is strictly limited.

Paul Stennett was appointed Chief Executive of UKAS in 2003 after a distinguished career in the food industry. Since joining UKAS he has encouraged an innovative approach to the use of accreditation in a number of new areas, particularly the health care sector. In 2007 Mr Stennett also took on additional responsibilities with CPA in the interest of helping these two organisations, which have similar objectives and public sector remits, work closer together. In 2009 CPA became a wholly owned subsidiary of UKAS, marking a significant step in a decade long working relationship between the two companies. In 2013 he oversaw commencement of the transition project which will see all CPA accredited organisations move to the new ISO 15189:2012 pathology standard by the end of 2017.

Mr Stennett said: “I feel greatly honoured and delighted to receive this award in recognition of the sterling work carried out by staff at all levels within both CPA and UKAS in support of accreditation in medical laboratories. I am also grateful to RCPath for its on-going and invaluable support in helping to create a leading, globally acknowledged and respected pathology accreditation process. The award reflects the increased recognition of the role that accreditation is playing in supporting medical laboratories to deliver a safe, reliable and effective service for patients.”

The citation given by Professor Adrian Newland said: “Paul Stennett’s work in healthcare and his strong support for pathology since his initial involvement with CPA in 2007 are worthy of recognition by the College with an Honorary Fellowship. The growth in the importance and influence of accreditation over the last few years, both in this country and across Europe, is in no small way due to his astute work with UKAS and is a credit to the healthcare sector and the pioneering work by the College in the early 1990s.”

The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) has made Paul Stennett, Chief Executive of Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) and the United Kingdon Accreditation Service (UKAS), an Honorary Fellow. The award has been given in recognition of Mr Stennett’s contribution to the modernisation of accreditation of pathology services in the UK, including the transition to the international ISO15189 standard for medical laboratories.

Honorary Fellowship is awarded to persons, whether medically qualified or not, who have made notable contributions to pathology, or who have shown distinction of a nature fit to be recognised by the Royal College. It is the highest honour that the RCPath bestows and the number of such individuals receiving this award is strictly limited.

Paul Stennett was appointed Chief Executive of UKAS in 2003 after a distinguished career in the food industry. Since joining UKAS he has encouraged an innovative approach to the use of accreditation in a number of new areas, particularly the health care sector. In 2007 Mr Stennett also took on additional responsibilities with CPA in the interest of helping these two organisations, which have similar objectives and public sector remits, work closer together. In 2009 CPA became a wholly owned subsidiary of UKAS, marking a significant step in a decade long working relationship between the two companies. In 2013 he oversaw commencement of the transition project which will see all CPA accredited organisations move to the new ISO 15189:2012 pathology standard by the end of 2017.

Mr Stennett said: “I feel greatly honoured and delighted to receive this award in recognition of the sterling work carried out by staff at all levels within both CPA and UKAS in support of accreditation in medical laboratories. I am also grateful to RCPath for its on-going and invaluable support in helping to create a leading, globally acknowledged and respected pathology accreditation process. The award reflects the increased recognition of the role that accreditation is playing in supporting medical laboratories to deliver a safe, reliable and effective service for patients.”

The citation given by Professor Adrian Newland said: “Paul Stennett’s work in healthcare and his strong support for pathology since his initial involvement with CPA in 2007 are worthy of recognition by the College with an Honorary Fellowship. The growth in the importance and influence of accreditation over the last few years, both in this country and across Europe, is in no small way due to his astute work with UKAS and is a credit to the healthcare sector and the pioneering work by the College in the early 1990s.”