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1 CPA is a UKAS company United Kingdom Accreditation Service Background and Introduction 2014 Seminars

2 CPA is a UKAS company The national accreditation body Established in 1995 by Ministers as a private company limited by guarantee UKAS appointed as national accreditation body by The Accreditation Regulations 2009 UKAS – who we are

3 CPA is a UKAS company EU Regulation 765/2008 provides legal framework for accreditation Operates under an MoU with BIS Accreditation recognised as a public authority activity Duty to act in the public interest: commercially aware, but not commercially driven UKAS – mandate

4 CPA is a UKAS company Accreditation – the recognition of competence of organisations to perform specific tasks UKAS assesses for compliance against criteria of competence (international standards) UKAS – what we do

5 CPA is a UKAS company UKAS and CPA Chief Executive CPA UKAS Business Development Director Technical Director Finance Director UKAS CPA Accreditation Manager UKAS CPA Transition Project Manager UKAS/CPA Assessment Managers

6 CPA is a UKAS company Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Private company, wholly owned by UKAS CPA is a non-profit distributing organisation that acts in the public interest. UKAS and CPA

7 CPA is a UKAS company Compliance with: EC Regulation 765/2008 ISO/IEC 17011:2004 European cooperation for Accreditation requirements EA 2/02:2011 International Accreditation Forum and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation IAF/ILAC A2:2010 Requirements for MLA/MRA

8 CPA is a UKAS company Requirements and mandatory documents Applicable IAF and ILAC guidance documents Relevant supplementary requirements Applicable requirements of Regional Group EA, ILAC/IAFrequirements

9 CPA is a UKAS company Experience of assessment Experience of operating an accreditation body Access to technical expertise Acceptable routes for traceability Relevant requirements for proficiency testing Abide by/promote regional/international arrangement(s) Contribute resources for peer evaluations Implement a cross frontier accreditation policy Only subcontract to other signatories Supplementary requirements

10 CPA is a UKAS company Pathology laboratories complying with ISO Point of care testing complying with ISO Withdrawal of CPA Standards Impact on laboratories

11 CPA is a UKAS company United Kingdom Accreditation Service Background and Introduction 2014 Seminars


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