22 November 2021 (Monday) - UKAS Update

The nice people at UKAS sent their update today. I read it, but can’t help but find myself thinking “what was that all about”? Back when I was a lad, labs didn’t have SOPs and there certainly wasn’t anyone setting a national standard. Having these improved matters no end… but the impetus wasn’t maintained.
Today we have a regulatory framework in which no-one say “this is how you will do a blood count”. Instead we have “this is how you will document that you got the blood count wrong”.
Perhaps the emphasis is in the wrong place. Am I the only one who feels this way? Or perhaps it really is time I should retire?


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