JAG annual fee

JAG is funded directly by registered services, which pay an annual fee. This page details what the annual fee includes, and how JAG is funded.

Benefits

The annual fee grants services access to the following programmes:

  • JAG accreditation, including access to the GRS and knowledge management system
  • The JAG Endoscopy Training Programme (JETS)
  • JETS workforce, the new name for GIN
  • The National Endoscopy Database (NED)

In addition, the JAG annual fee also funds the central costs of running JAG and its programmes (based in the Royal College of Physicians), as well as the JAG research programme.

Annual fee

The JAG annual fee is a per site fee and all services are invoiced on this basis.

JAG seeks to always operate efficiently and to minimise the need to increase fees to services. The annual fee has been held at the same rate since April 2017. Services pay the following fee to register with JAG.

UK services

Sector Fee (excl VAT)
Acute services, and any services where endoscopy training is provided £3,000
Non-acute services £2,500
Satellite site £1,000


Acute services includes most NHS hospitals. A comprehensive endoscopy service is provided with emergency / out of hours cover. Most (but not all) will manage GI bleeds and training of endoscopists is often undertaken.

Non-acute services includes some NHS hospitals, the independent sector and community / GP services. They do not treat emergency patients, manage GI bleeds or train endoscopists. As well as diagnostic endoscopy, some therapeutic procedures eg colonic polypectomy may be performed. Higher risk patients do not have endoscopy in this setting.

Irish services

Sector  Fee (VAT exempt)
Large services £2,800 
Small services £2,500
Private sector£2,500
                                           

Note that Irish services do not have access to JETS, JETS workforce or NED.

Separately funded programmes

The following JAG programmes are funded outside the annual fee:

  • Bowel Cancer Screening accreditation (BCSA), also known as SAAS, is funded by screening centres. In addition, candidates applying for accreditation are required to pay an accreditation fee directly to their assessment centre.
  • The Clinical Endoscopist programme is ran by JAG on behalf of Health Education England (HEE). This is funded directly by a grant from HEE.
  • Paediatric services pay an annual fee of £500 per service, per year to access the Global Rating Scale quality improvement tool and, where applicable, to use JETS. Paediatric services which are formally part of an organisation which has an adult service that is a member of JAG are not required to pay this separate paediatric annual fee.
  • JAG provide bespoke services internationally, funded separately to the JAG annual fee.

Other fees

The annual fee is designed to be inclusive of the majority of costs arising as a result of engaging with our programmes. The following activities may result in additional costs. Please note that this list is non-exhaustive.

  • Accreditation training days
  • Activities falling outside the normal pathway of accreditation, such as bespoke assessments or late cancellations of assessments (charged at cost)
  • JAG certification administration fee (£70 per trainee per certification). The JETS certification fee is spent on maintaining and developing the JETS programme.
  • Training courses offered at JAG approved training centres are funded by delegates (or their organisation) with payment made directly to the training centre
  • JAG approved training centres pay an annual fee (£1000 per year) for use of JETS and for quality assurance of their centre and courses.

Notes

The annual fee grants access to the above mentioned programmes. It is not possible to pay part of the fee to gain access to individual programmes.

Non‐payment of the annual fee or cancellation of a service’s registration with JAG will result in the withdrawal of all of the above inclusions until payment is received.




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