Accreditation and Benefits
 
JAG Accreditation is the formal recognition that an endoscopy service has demonstrated that it has the competence to deliver against the measures in the endoscopy GRS 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.
 
What is JAG Accreditation intended to accomplish?

      

• 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 GRS Standards. JAG accreditation  assessment visits are booked once a service has demonstrated a minimum of a year participating in the GRS standards and at the agreed GRS levels for accreditation.