JAG leads endoscopy research, primarily undertaken by our research fellow. In addition, JAG supports a range of research undertaken by external groups.

Key research completed by, or in affiliation with JAG, can be found below:


‘Case of the month’: a novel way to learn from endoscopy-related patient safety incidents

Improving safety and reducing error in endoscopy (ISREE): a survey of UK services

National census of UK endoscopy services in 2019

Paediatric Endoscopy Global Rating Scale: Development of a Quality Improvement Tool and Results of a National Pilot

Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS) assessment in diagnostic gastroscopy: nationwide evidence of validity and competency development during training

Paediatric Colonoscopy Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS): Evidence of Validity and Competency Development

Certification of UK gastrointestinal endoscopists and variations between trainee specialties: results from the JETS e-portfolio

Development of a national automated endoscopy database: The United Kingdom National Endoscopy Database (NED)

Training and assessment in flexible sigmoidoscopy: using a novel direct observation of procedural (DOPS) assessment tool

Deep sedation and anaesthesia in complex gastrointestinal endoscopy: a joint position statement endorsed by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), Joint Advisory Group (JAG) and Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)

Colorectal trainees in the UK struggle to meet JAG certification standards in colonoscopy by the end of their training

Variability in cecal intubation rate by calculation method: a call for standardization of key performance indicators in endoscopy

Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) achieves enduring large-scale change

Impact of the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) on the endoscopy services in the UK and beyond

Endoscopy in 2017: a national survey of practice in the UK

Changes in scoring of Direct Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) forms and the impact on competence assessment

Video comment on Keith Siau et al

Analysis of learning curves in gastroscopy training: the need for composite measures for defining competence

Training in Endoscopy

Performance Indicators in Colonoscopy after Certification for Independent Practice: Outcomes and Predictors of Competence

Validity Evidence for Direct Observation of Procedural Skills in Paediatric Gastroscopy

National Survey of UK endoscopists showing variation in diathermy practice for colonic polypectomy: a JAG perspective

UK key performance indicators and quality assurance standards for colonoscopy


Improving Safety and Reducing Error in Endoscopy (ISREE): A JAG initiative

Review of the Impact of JAG on Endoscopy Services and Training

Validation of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) for Paediatric Colonoscopy

Validation of Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) for Paediatric OGD

Aligning JETS Sedation Key Performance Indicator Measurements with current UK standards - does this affect trainee outcome? 

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