Paediatric endoscopy

Service quality improvement

  • JAG have worked with stakeholders such as the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) to develop a quality improvement framework – the Global Rating Scale (GRS). The GRS has been effective in supporting adult services to measure the quality of care they deliver with a view to guiding and driving improvement.
  • A paediatric specific GRS has been developed and was launched n October 2017. All endoscopy services which undertake procedures on patients aged under 16 are encouraged to complete it annually to support quality assurance and to drive quality improvement.   


Certification of individuals

  • To support services to train a safe and highly skilled workforce, JAG have a set of standards and a uniform training pathway for all endoscopists to use in the UK. The criteria that each endoscopist must meet are set at a level which ensures each endoscopist demonstrates they are performing endoscopy at a level that is appropriate for them to work independently.
  • This process is managed via our website For adults this has been in place since 2011/2012.
  • For paediatrics there is certification in upper GI and colonoscopy, the criteria have been developed in collaboration with the  BSPGHAN endoscopy committee. 

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