What is JAG?
JAG - Joint Advisory Group (on GI Endoscopy) – was created in 1994 as the nature of endoscopy expanded across multiple disciplines. JAG covers three main areas:
- Endoscopy training
- Accreditation of endoscopy services
- Accreditation of screening endoscopists
At its core, JAG promotes quality improvement to continuously increase standards of care for patients.
JAG accreditation provides your department with independent and impartial recognition in terms of service quality and consistency. This in turn gives your patients confidence in the endoscopy service you provide.
Accredited departments can also be more attractive to patients, commissioners and potential employees/trainees in a number of ways:
- Independent measurement of services against national standards
- Demonstrates a strategy of improvement, patient safety and reducing risk
- Increases efficiently and therefore improves value for money
- Improves patient experience
- Raises profile of your service / department
- Helps teams to share good practice
More information about JAG accreditations can be found at the JAG website.
AVM Services JAG Audits
AVM Services can help your endoscopy unit or sterile services department by performing JAG Audits. Our Authorising Engineers (Decontamination) have provided this service to a number of clients within the NHS and private sector.
If you would like to know more about our JAG Audit service, please Contact Us.