Tag Archives: fake

Accreditation: protecting us from crocuses or depending on them?

Allan Gaw blogs a description of the Victorian peddlers selling cures to an impoverished and uninformed populace: “…“Our profession is known, sir, as ‘crocussing’ and our dodges and decoctions as ‘fakes’ or rackets. Many other words make up a sort … Continue reading

Posted in Bureaucracy, Cartel, Laboratory medicine, Medicine, Questions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ISO 9001 certified gold counterfeiting

UKAS says, “Anything or anyone can be evaluated – products, equipment, people, management systems or organisations.” Here is the proof: What is fake here?  The accreditation claims of the certificate itself, or the fact that the management system for counterfeiting … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cartel on trial – accredited lab allegedly falsified results

Embarrassment is looming for the inspection cartel.  Worse, the weakness of accreditation’s foundational philosophy has been revealed publicly. UKAS celebrated HBI’s accreditation to ISO 17020 for Legionella risk assessments.  HBI’s quality management is also accredited to ISO 9002.  But the company … Continue reading

Posted in Cartel, Laboratory medicine, Medicine, NHS, Philosophy, Practical problems, Psychology, Questions, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment