REACH is the EU regulation governing the manufacture and import of chemical substances into the European Union. In the UK, this is covered by the UK REACH regulation that applies to the majority of chemical substances that are manufactured in or imported into Great Britain (GB) (England, Scotland, Wales). Whilst UK NEQAS manufacture a variety of external quality assessment (EQA) materials neither the REACH nor UK REACH acts apply as in all cases the quantity of material is significantly less than the one tonne limit specified in the legislation. As such the EQA materials issued by UK NEQAS are classed as exempt.
Please visit the ‘Our Centres’ section to find the contact details for the relevant UK NEQAS centre that operates the EQA programme you wish to submit results for. The centre information provided includes contact details and you can use this to contact the centre directly to obtain your logins. Please ensure you have your participant number available when contacting UK NEQAS.
Each UK NEQAS centre uses different logins on their websites to ensure the highest levels of security for data. If your login have not been accepted it is possible they are for another UK NEQAS centre. As such we would suggest you visit the ‘Our Centres’ section to find the contact details for the relevant UK NEQAS centre that operates the EQA programme you wish to submit results for. The centre information provided includes contact details and you can use this to contact the centre directly to obtain your login information.
Please visit the ‘Programmes’ section to find the relevant UK NEQAS programme that fits your needs. The programme page features a ‘Register Interest’ button, by selecting this you will be prompted to create an account that will allow you to enquire for multiple programmes across the UK NEQAS group from one place. The centres operating the programmes you have selected will then contact you directly to discuss the registration process.
Please visit the contact us page and provide us with details of the your EQA requirements, a UK NEQAS scientist will then contact you to discuss what alternative programmes are available, or provide details of the sample exchange programmes currently facilitated by UK NEQAS for rare tests.
YES. Participants from outside the UK are welcome to join our programmes, the name UK NEQAS only reflects the country in which we are based. We are keen to include laboratories from outside the UK as the provision of high quality EQA can only help to improve patient diagnostics, treatments and outcomes. Please note due to material shipment limitations some programmes may not be offered in all countries, these programmes are highlighted accordingly on the individual programme pages.
YES. We recognize the important role played by private and commercial laboratories in the treatment process, as such there is no limitation on enrolment based on laboratory type.
YES. The programmes offered by UK NEQAS are established with the primary aim of being educational. As such many of the programmes offer electronic exercises and these programmes are available to healthcare professionals as individual registrations. Please register your interest in the appropriate programmes and we will contact you regarding the availability of your selection for individual registrations.
The report may not be available at this time. Every effort is made to produce reports in a timely fashion, however occasional delay do occur. Please contact the relevant UK NEQAS centre and they will be able to investigate the issue and advise on when the report will be available for download.
UK NEQAS makes every effort to ensure reports are available for retrieval by participants, however to provide a cost effective service the online services only display exercise reports for a minimum of 12 months after report issue. If you require an older report than this then please contact the relevant UK NEQAS centre directly and they will be able to supply a copy.
UK NEQAS centres offer a variety of training workshops and participant meetings throughout the year both within the UK and overseas. Please see our news page for details of all available meetings currently planned by UK NEQAS centres.
The news page features information on all meetings currently offered by UK NEQAS centres, each meeting has a link that leads to the appropriate registration page/downloadable registration form. Complete these as per the instructions provided in the meeting information.