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How can I find out my JAG registration number?
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Please contact AskJAG@rcplondon.ac.uk
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Who needs to enrol with the JAG?
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Only those practitioners not already enrolled with the SAC in general surgery or gastroenterology, i.e nurses and other health professionals, general practitioners and radiologists.
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How many JAG Certified endoscopy units are there in the United Kingdom?
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Please click here to download the latest statistics on JAG Visits.
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What is a DOPs assessment?
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A DOPs is an assessment tool designed to evaluate the performance of a trainee in undertaking a practical procedure, against a structured checklist.

The trainee receives immediate feedback to identify strengths and areas for development.

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A trainer does not appear in the trainer list when a trainee is trying to setup a new list.
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Amend the user’s certification levels to assign them as a trainer (if authorised).
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A trainer does not have a trainer section when they review their portfolio.
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Amend the user’s certification levels to assign them as a trainer (if authorised).
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A trainer is unable to sign off a DOPS form for a particular procedure.
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Amend the user’s certification levels to assign them as a trainer for that procedure type (if authorised).
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A trainee is trying to set up a new list but no sites are listed in the site drop down box.
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  1. The user is not currently a member of any e-Portfolio trusts or the trust has no sites associated with it.
  2. Go to the Trust Administration page (Error! Reference source not found.) to ensure sites are listed at the bottom of the page.
  3. Ask the user to go to their ‘Outstanding Actions’ page and accept the trust invite.
  4. If no invite is present on the Trust Administration page:
    • click the users name to bring up their profile
    • make a note of their GMC/NMC# and press the ‘Back’ button
    • use the red cross in the action column to remove the user from the trust
    • enter their GMC/NMC# in the search box to add them to the trust again, this will send a second invite.
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A trainee can’t record data for a particular procedure type.
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Amend the user’s certification levels to set them as training in that procedure type (if authorised).
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Can anyone committed to a career in endoscopy receive training?
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Any SpR or StR committed to a career involving practising endoscopy is eligible to access a formal training course and in-house training, without necessarily having (in the case of surgical trainees) an upper or lower GI training number.
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Does therapeutic OGD certification mean having summative assessment on any two therapeutic procedures or two cases for each type of therapeutic procedure (stenting, injection of ulcers, argon therapy, endoclips, banding and PEGs)?
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The two cases need to be the same type of procedure for the summative assessment, e.g. two PEGS
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Do tumours count as polyps?
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Yes. Tumours and polyps are counted together.
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What are major complications?
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  • Perforation
  • Significant bleeding  requiring > 2 unit transfusion
  • Post-procedure hospital stay of > 24 hours (related to procedure) or admission to hospital following discharge from endoscopy unit  
  • Death
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How can I be officially certified as competent?
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Once you have completed your Summative DOPS assessment you are ready to apply for JAG certification. Please click here to view what is required to apply.
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Do I need to switch to the new portfolio if I have already begun using the old logbook?
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No, but it is recommended. If you do use the logbook you will still need to submit a Declaration of Competence signed by your Training Supervisor and adhere to the Quality criteria.
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Are there any proposals for an exam for Upper and Lower GI endoscopy and what is the latest information with regards to colorectal screening centres being set up?
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There are advanced proposals for accreditation for trainees for Upper GI which are available on the website.
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Is there any specific guidance on the size and frequency of training lists and in particular the number of training lists that should be available in the unit per week and the minimum/maximum size of training lists?
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The actual number of training lists will depend on the number of trainees in each hospital. The list should be 60% of a service list i.e a maximum of 4 colons or 8 OGDs with a MINIMUM of one adjusted training list per week, but possibly more dependent on stage of training, trainees' needs and service pressure.

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