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Accreditation

Please note the Laboratories are currently (2023-24) undergoing a managed service contract change which means a replacement to a large number of our analysers. Please see the  attached letter for more information and the  attached tables providing you with information regarding which tests are changing platforms and the status of their accreditation during this period. 

Due to the high level of change in accreditation status for many of our tests, the laboratory has decided not to state on our reports which tests have been moved from accredited to not accredited or awaiting assessment. Instead, the laboratory will keep these tables updated to inform you of the updates and progress. This will also mean that reports will avoid being confused by a multitude of comments that could affect interpretation of results.

 

Accreditation body

Status

Web site

Clinical Biochemistry

The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Biochemistry Department is an UKAS accredited Medical Laboratory. No. 8061 (ISO 15189:2012). For a list of Accredited tests see weblink:http://www.ukas.com/search-accredited-organisations/  and type in 8061

Training pre-registration biomedical scientists

Institute of Biomedical science

Accredited

http://www.ibms.org/

Training pre-registration clinical scientists

Association for Clinical Biochemistry

Accredited

http://www.acb.org.uk/

Training SpR in

Clinical Biochemistry Metabolic Medicine

RCPath

JRCPTB

Accredited

http://www.rcpath.org/

http://www.jrcptb.org.uk/

Haematology & Blood transfusion

The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Haematology Department is an UKAS accredited Medical Laboratory. No. 8227 (ISO 15189:2012). For a list of Accredited tests see weblink:http://www.ukas.com/search-accredited-organisations/ and type in 8227

Blood safety and quality regulations - Hospital Blood Bank

Medicines and Health Care Products Regulatory Agency

Accredited

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/

Training pre-registration biomedical scientists

Institute of Biomedical science

Accredited

http://www.ibms.org/

Training SpR in Haematology

JRCPTB

Accredited

http://www.jrcptb.org.uk/

Blood Transfusion Laboratory

 

 

 

Histopathology

General pathology accreditation

 

 

 

Training pre-registration biomedical scientists

Institute of Biomedical science

Accredited

http://www.ibms.org/

Training SpR in Histopathology

RCPath

 Accredited

http://www.rcpath.org/

Microbiology (Health Protection Agency)

General pathology accreditation

 

 

 

Training pre-registration biomedical scientists

Institute of Biomedical science

Accredited

http://www.ibms.org/

Training SpR in  Medical Microbiology

RCPath

Accredited

http://www.rcpath.org/

Personnel and staff management

Investors in People

Awarded until 2009

http://www.investorsinpeople.co.uk/

Food, Environmental and Water

United KingdomAccreditation Service (UKAS)

Accredited

http://www.ukas.com/

 

Gen 6
The Laboratory Medicine department across UHBW utilises the Winpath Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Due to the limitations of this system, we are currently unable to fully meet the requirements of the UKAS publication GEN 6
- Reference to accreditation and multilateral recognition signatory status.
The Gen 6 publication sets out the requirements of laboratory reports for the appropriate use of UKAS logos and the need to
identify tests that are accredited and distinguish from those that are not.
Whilst it is possible to enter a short statement at the end of each report, the referencing of the accreditation status of tests
on the same page as test results, could interfere with the interpretation of pathology results (particularly those that have
interpretive comments or a high number of assays reported).
Instead, the department highlights those reports that contain tests that are not currently on our scope of accreditation.
For all others, this can be found by searching our UKAS numbers (8227 and 8061) on the UKAS website:
Search UKAS accredited organisations.