» The CSO’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme

UKAS is delighted to be teaming up with NHS England’s Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) for Leaders in Healthcare Science.

The KTPs, which are sponsored by the Chief Scientific Officer, provide the opportunity for clinical leaders in their field to build long-term partnerships between clinical, research and industry teams through collaboration at a senior level with partner organisations across the UK's National Measurement System (NMS), in which UKAS plays a key supporting role.  

Through facilitating interaction and knowledge exchange, the programme aims to speed up the identification and dissemination of high value new approaches to improving patient outcomes and increasing efficiency, whilst promoting economic growth and inward investment in the life sciences.

The programme is designed to enable healthcare scientists to remain in clinical service whilst exchanging skills and expertise with NMS experts to create, expand, test or implement innovative ideas to improve the quality of patient care.

UKAS is delighted to be involved in the programme as it provides an excellent platform for collaboration and to share internationally recognised expertise between members of the National Measurement System (NMS) and NHS healthcare scientists. UKAS accreditation underpins equipment calibration and measurement traceability, and therefore plays a key role in the delivery of reliable measurement, quality and innovation in patient care. The KTPs provide an effective mechanism to accelerate knowledge transfer between the NMS partners and NHS scientists to improve service delivery, and ultimately patient confidence.  Accreditation, including quality improvement and implementation of service accreditation, is one the programme key themes.

Further information is available on the NPL website