Today is World Accreditation Day 2015 a day to celebrate and respect the role accreditation plays in a vast array of industries, from health and social care to wood and timber. Accreditation provides a vital tool for industries across the world to deliver the best services they can. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Supporting the Delivery of Health and Social Care”. Health and Social care is an extremely large and vastly complex service, and the successful provision of these services is a great challenge. Accreditation is a key tool in the delivery of Health and Social Care, and as virtually all sectors have the same goals: a balance of quality, economic, social and environmental needs, striving to deliver, providing services that fulfill, all ultimately aiming for excellence, accreditation is a key tool in the delivery of any sector.
- Having accreditation means that your organisation has been deemed competent to perform specific tasks
- For example, accreditation for medical/clinical laboratories based on global standards such as ISO 15189 demonstrates to all stakeholders including health care providers, of the technical competence of that laboratory.
- Quality Management Systems such as ISO 9001 helps organisations meet the needs of their customers and suppliers, as well as meeting the requirements of the international standard.
- UKAS accreditation means that an evaluator can demonstrate to its customer that it has been successful at meeting the requirements of international standards.
- Accredited companies are able to ensure the international comparability and reliability.
- Accreditation drives up standards and provides assurance and confidence to customers and the public that the services or product provided has been independently inspected, and is therefore compliant with the standards used by the accredited inspection body/certification body.
Many press campaigns, events, seminars and workshops will take place in over 90 countries in conjunction with the celebration of World Accreditation Day to raise awareness of the value and importance of accreditation, and the role it plays in providing confidence in the delivery of services and products.
For further details, or to see how your organisation can benefit, please do not hesitate to contact us, a leading provider in UKAS Accredited Certification.