What is accreditation?

What is JAG accreditation?

JAG accreditation is the formal recognition that an endoscopy service has demonstrated that it has the competence to deliver against the criteria set out in the JAG standards.

The JAG accreditation scheme is a patient-centred and workforce-focused scheme based on the principle of independent assessment against recognised standards. The scheme was developed for all endoscopy services and providers across the UK in the NHS and independent sector.

JAG accreditation aims to...

  • stimulate continuous improvement in processes and patient outcomes
  • strengthen endoscopy services
  • provide a knowledge base of best practices
  • increase patient confidence in services
  • improve the management and efficiency of services
  • provide education on better/best practices
  • provide comparison with self and others
  • enhance the workforce, retention and satisfaction
  • increase chances to add to and grow services

To achieve JAG accreditation an endoscopy service must provide clear evidence that they have met all of the JAG standards. JAG accreditation assessments are booked once an endoscopy service has demonstrated a minimum of a year participating in the GRS and performing at the agreed GRS levels required for accreditation.

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