We have provided some external links which you may find useful.
NICE guidelines make evidence-based recommendations on a wide range of topics, from preventing and managing specific conditions to improving health and managing medicines in different settings.
United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)
UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
Lab Test Online UK
Lab Tests Online-UK is written by practising laboratory doctors and scientists to help you understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA)
The HTA regulate organisations that remove, store and use tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. They also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe.
Royal College of Pathologists (RCP)
The RCP aims to advance the science and practice of pathology, to provide public education, to promote research in pathology and to disseminate the results. The College is a professional membership organisation committed to setting and maintaining professional standards and to promoting excellence in the teaching and practice of pathology. It is a registered charity and is not a trade union.
Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA)
In 2009 CPA became a subsidiary of UKAS as part of a strategy to contribute to the modernisation of pathology services in the UK. As part of this modernisation and development UKAS is currently managing the transition of all CPA accredited laboratories to UKAS accreditation.
Health Professions Council (HPC)
The HPC are a regulator. They keep a register of health and care professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health. They currently regulate 16 health and care professions including biomedical scientists and clinical scientists.