Paediatric endoscopy

Service quality improvement

A paediatric Global Rating Scale (GRS) was developed and launched in October 2017. All endoscopy services which undertake procedures on patients aged under 16 were encouraged to complete it annually to support quality assurance and to drive quality improvement. Following feedback from stakeholders it was decided that the paediatric GRS needed to be updated.

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 at For paediatrics there is certification in upper GI and colonoscopy, the criteria have been developed in collaboration with the BSPGHAN endoscopy committee. However, changes are being made to these pathways. You can keep up to date with progress on these pathways via the JAG Endoscopy Training website

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