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The ‘Fellows as Assessors for NATA/RCPA Accreditation” guidelines were updated and republished in March 2015 by RCPA. They are available from the RCPA website

A copy of these guidelines is included in the briefing notes of Technical Assessors undertaking Medical Testing assessments and is a very useful, informative and useful resource for assessment teams.  


A new version of the NATA Procedures for Accreditation was published in September. A number of amendments have been made with the most significant being the following: 

Facilities seeking NATA/RCPA accreditation must also comply with all the relevant National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) standards. 

This has now removed the distinction between Medicare and non-Medicare testing for laboratories seeking NATA/RCPA Accreditation under ISO 15189. All labs must now comply with relevant NPAAC requirements regardless of Medicare reimbursement.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Nominations invited for the NATA Non-destructive Testing Accreditation Advisory Committee Nominations invited for the NATA Non-destructive Testing Accreditation Advisory Committee
The NDT Accreditation Advisory Committee (AAC) is established to provide input to NATA’s NDT field of accreditation in a way that represents the interests of accredited NDT facilities and the broader NDT industry

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Expression of interest - Forensic Science Accreditation Advisory Committee Expression of interest - Forensic Science Accreditation Advisory Committee
The NATA’s Forensic Science Accreditation Advisory Committee (FSAAC) has a position which will become available in December 2017. NATA is therefore seeking expressions of interest from individuals with expertise in the following areas:

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EOI - Geotechnical and Civil Construction Materials Testing AAC EOI - Geotechnical and Civil Construction Materials Testing AAC
Each field and program within NATA’s accreditation activity has an Accreditation Advisory Committee (AAC). The AAC has a unique and important role within NATA. It provides input to operations within the relevant field or program and advice to the Board at a technical level.

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EOI - Physical Performance Testing AAC EOI - Physical Performance Testing AAC
Each field and program within NATA’s accreditation activity has an Accreditation Advisory Committee (AAC). The AAC has a unique and important role within NATA. It provides input to operations within the relevant field or program and advice to the Board at a technical level.

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NATA Young Scientists Of the Year Awards NATA Young Scientists Of the Year Awards
The annual NATA Young Scientists of the Year Awards 2017 competition is now open

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