Pathology Quality Assessment (PQA) is the trading subsidiary of UK NEQAS charity with its own board of directors composed of members from the UK NEQAS organisation. It is a private limited company by guarantee. Pathology Quality Assessment operates as a means to differentiate the promotional side of the organisation from the charity side of the organisation.
For example, some invoices may be raised against PQA for educational meetings run by individual UK NEQAS Centres. For all the services offered by PQA there will be a legally binding agreement between the UK NEQAS Centre host institution and PQA.
As separate entities, both the charity and the trading subsidiary fulfil their own statutory obligations.