It’s a double celebration for our endoscopy units with staff on both sites achieving their JAG accreditation – an award that is widely recognised as a mark of best practice and high quality.
Our Grimsby team have been awarded their five-year accreditation, subject to successful annual reviews, and our Scunthorpe team have just had their latest yearly check. Staff on both sites showed they are meeting the high standards set by assessors.
Both units were assessed against a key set of standards before being awarded accreditation and had to demonstrate they:
- continually improve the quality and safety of the care provided
- maintain a strong focus on ensuring patients have a positive experience
- provide excellent training and development opportunities for all staff
- uphold a safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff.
Assessors noted the ‘excellent service’ at Grimsby and praised the unit for having an ‘outstanding multi-disciplinary leadership team who support the provision of excellent patient centred care along with ensuring staff wellbeing as a priority’.
Staff on the Grimsby unit celebrate their five-year accreditation
Meanwhile at Scunthorpe assessors commented on the ‘high standard of achievement, and for the team’s hard work during the accreditation process.’
Staff at Scunthorpe celebrate passing their yearly review
Lisa Gadd, Endoscopy Manager, said: “I am so proud of our teams at both sites who continually show they have the highest commitment to their patients and providing them with a top-notch service. Being able to maintain the JAG standards year-in-year-out is no mean feat and shows just how dedicated our staff are.”
The JAG accreditation programme works with endoscopy services across the UK to improve the quality of patient care. Accreditation is awarded to services which have demonstrated they meet best practice quality standards covering all aspects of an endoscopy service including quality and safety, patient experience and the workforce.
The Scunthorpe team are due to have their five-year visit in 2024.