We have been re-certified to international standards for quality management (ISO 9001) and information security management (ISO 27001) following external audits in September.
Professor Pete Borriello, the VMD’s Chief Executive, said:
Our re-certification against these exacting standards reflects the excellent systems and processes we have in place, the quality of our staff and our commitment to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the services we provide to our customers.
In certifying the VMD against ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 the auditor found no non-conformities. We have not had a non-conformity raised against ISO 9001 since we were first certified against it in 2013 and have only had one minor non-conformity against ISO 27001 since we were first certified in 2005.
ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 are well-respected, international standards for business management which are used by health regulatory agencies across the world.
The certification assessment was carried out by SGS auditors and their assessment report was validated by UKAS, the accrediting body for all ISO certifying organisations.
Certification lasts 3 years.