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  • Date posted: August 29, 2017

    This technical bulletin concerns the transition between IAF MD18 and ISO/IEC 20000-6. UKAS ISO/IEC 17021-1 accredited Certification Bodies for IT Service Management Systems will be aware that our assessments have included the criteria documented in IAF MD18: Application of ISO/IEC 17021:2011 in the Service Management Sector (ISO/IEC 20000-1). More recently ...

     

  • Date posted: August 29, 2017

    This bulletin applies to Management Systems Certification to ISO 13485 for Medical Devices in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1. IAF MD 8 & IAF MD 9 were re-issued on 9th June 2017 with an application date of 9th June 2018. This communication identifies the steps needed to implement these new mandatory ...

     

  • Date posted: August 29, 2017

    All customers currently accredited against the CPA POCT Standards will now undergo a transition to UKAS accreditation against ISO 22870:2006 Point-of-care testing (POCT) – Requirements for quality and competence. This transition is running alongside the ISO 15189:2012 transition.  Download this guide to find out more.

     

  • Date posted: August 25, 2017

    CBs should note that TS documents are Technical Specifications and not direct requirement documents, however the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has adopted these and they therefore hold the same status as IAF Mandatory Guidance i.e. CBs must pay due cognisance to them within their accredited activities. It should also be ...

     

  • Date posted: August 21, 2017

    Accurate, reliable measurements are the cornerstone of industries and societies across the globe.  To ensure that measuring devices give accurate readings they should be properly calibrated as part of a robust quality control system.  The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) recommends using organisations accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for any calibration ...

     

  • Date posted: August 11, 2017

    The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is proposing to establish a project to develop accreditation for the certification of event sustainability management systems (ISO 20121). UKAS intends to run a pilot programme and is inviting expressions of interest from organisations that wish to seek accreditation for this activity. Participants in the ...

     

  • Date posted: August 9, 2017

    Following the publication of ISO 17034:2016, UKAS is now launching its project to migrate the accreditation of Reference Material Producers (RMPs) from ISO Guide 34:2009 to ISO 17034:2016. This communication outlines UKAS’ approach to this migration and the timeframes involved.   Migration approach (Accredited bodies): UKAS will commence assessments to ...

     

  • Date posted: August 9, 2017

    The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP) will holding their annual conference in Brighton on 25th & 26th January 2018. This two day conference offers a comprehensive programme to healthcare professionals with an interest in respiratory and sleep physiology and is delivered by a range of engaging speakers covering ...

     

  • Date posted: August 9, 2017

    The British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) will be holding their 49th Annual Scientific Meeting in Cheltenham on 6th - 8th December 2017.  The programme for this three day conference includes three scientific streams, as well as a number of Masterclasses, integrated training and practical sessions.  UKAS will be attending this ...

     

  • Date posted: August 9, 2017

    UKAS will be exhibiting at the POCT Connectivity National Networking Forum to share how accreditation of POCT allows providers to demonstrate that they comply with defined standards and best practice. It provides assurance of the competence of the service, reduces risk and can act as a leverage for change or service improvement. ...