Endoscopy is an important medical procedure as it enables
clinicians to observe the inside of the body using a long flexible
tube, called an endoscope, and can be used to diagnose or
treat medical conditions.
Over 150,000 endoscopy procedures are undertaken across
NHSScotland every year, and it is very important that the procedure
is performed well, as it is easy to miss subtle abnormalities.
There are also inherent risks to the patient, particularly where
interventions are undertaken.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland has been
assessing endoscopy services across NHSScotland to ensure they are
delivering a high standard of safe, effective and
Endoscopy Units wishing to take forward formal accreditation of
their services should contact Olive Collier, JAG Accreditation
Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information.
JAG, through the accreditation process, is able
to support local units by providing:
- direct, bespoke advice, guidance and support to
individual units as part of its accreditation process
- support for endoscopy training through the JAG
electronic training systems (JETS) e-portfolio and GI endoscopy for
nurses (GIN) programmes
- managing the Global Rating Scale census and
publishing unit reports twice a year
- the ability to validate the GRS census data as
part of its accreditation processes
- providing access to a range of resources and
advice for endoscopy units, including the knowledge management
system (KMS), and the planning and productivity assessment
With effect from April 2015 Global Rating Scale
(GRS) census, reports are available on the JAG website.
The JAG accreditation website can also be
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about this work.