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UKAS now “a partner to Government”

In a BMTA interview with retired chief executive of UKAS, Paul Stennett MBE, we learn, What is most satisfying is that UKAS is now seen as being a partner to Government, helping to deliver their regulatory agenda and in many cases … Continue reading

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Statistical pitfalls of accreditation

While doctors who experience UKAS assessments are becoming increasingly cynical about them, few have yet called out accreditation and stopped it. Stephen Senn’s comment in Nature, Statistical pitfalls of personalized medicine.  Misleading terminology and arbitrary divisions stymie drug trials and can … Continue reading

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Stick it in

We recently drew attention to the UKAS customer satisfaction survey.  What a fantastic organization!…think those who bothered to return the questionnaires.  Do their own customers rate them so highly?  Did they rate them lower before they were accredited? Doug Powell … Continue reading

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UKAS collaborates with sharia to fund Islamic expansion

International halal accreditation is not agreed by a single body but by hundreds and is highly non-standardised, like Islam itself.  We previously drew attention to this here. UKAS is now pleased to help bring the world into submission to Allah while … Continue reading

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Once upon a time: a tale of ISO 15189 accreditation

The editorial below is a useful summary of the history and future plans for ISO 15189 in European laboratories. The authors say proof of its value comes from the fact that this originally voluntary process has already been made mandatory … Continue reading

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“The biggest scam in history”

“Global warming is the biggest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it.”   Longtime meteorologist and Weather Channel founder John Coleman “…The bottom line reality to virtually everything today is driven by money, power and control. The climate change … Continue reading

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LAB 32 update

Those who think the bureaucracy begins and ends with buying the ISO standard need to dip into the LAB series and other technical documents that UKAS supplies gratis here.  These fill in the considerable gaps that the ISO management standards leave … Continue reading

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Halal checking firm Dagang to join the London stock market

The Times has reported a halal-certifying firm is the join the Alternative Investment Market. Not satisfied drip-feeding your pay into jihad the retail way? Forget comfort eating, Be part of an international movement:   Now you can get a possible … Continue reading

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Everything we know is still false

John Ioannidis’ paper, Why Most Published Research Findings Are False has now reached the mainstream media.  If you’re quick, you can listen to a BBC radio programme about the limitations of science: Everything We Know Is Wrong   BBC Radio 4 … Continue reading

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Validating sunk costs

UKAS commissioned an independent market research company to assess its success in prompting awareness of accreditation.  It’s a poor survey that falls well short of the standards that would be required in medical research, yet pathology is making itself subservient … Continue reading

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