This is (supposed to be) a reflective diary by a (not very) anonymous biomedical scientist who works somewhere in the south of England.
One day this diary may well be submitted to the Health Professions Council as evidence of ongoing continual professional development....
UKAS and BSI hosted another successful reception for public contacts at the House of Lords on Monday 25 June 2018. Over 120 officials from a broad range of departments were present to hear from guest speaker, Baroness Neville-Rolfe.
AIRMIC has published a white paper on the value that standards and accredited conformity assessment can play in the management of risk which states that there is plenty of evidence that organisations perform better when they adopt voluntary quality standards.
A new leaflet has been produced setting out the requirements for accreditation and conformity assessment in the Brexit process and is being distributed to a wide range of Government Ministers and officials.
In April 2018, UKAS granted accreditation to the 60th organisation for the IQIPS programme. The Outside Clinic was granted accreditation for its adult audiology services, making it the first solely domiciliary service provider to be awarded UKAS accreditation for IQIPS.
UKAS applied to be in the first tranche of accreditation bodies to become a signatory for the new MLA covering accreditation of Reference Material (RM) Producers and the peer evaluation visit took place during the week of 11th June 2018.
In May 2018 Lord Lindsay, UKAS Chairman, announced the appointment of Matt Gantley as the new UKAS Chief Executive. Matt will succeed Paul Stennett MBE and commence his duties at UKAS from 1st September 2018.
Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease and 153 people experience a work-related injury; this presents an enormous burden on organisations and society. To combat this problem, ISO developed ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use.
ISO/CASCO is seeking feedback from testing and calibration laboratories on the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025. This will help prepare their first analysis of the feedback one year post publication of the revised standard.