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St Richard’s Endoscopy in top 5% with JAG accreditation

Thursday December 20, 2018


The Endoscopy service at St Richard’s is celebrating “excellent” feedback from a rigorous accreditation process led by the Royal College of Physicians.

Assessors from the Joint Advisory Group (JAG) on GI Endoscopy praised the “excellent governance and leadership”; “excellent collaboration between clinical, audit and admin teams”; “excellent IT data use”; “excellent training environment”; and in total highlighted eight “areas of excellence in the service”.

Clinical director for Endoscopy, Dr Simona Caronia, said: “JAG accreditation is a seal of quality for UK endoscopy units, and a clear indication of a safe environment for patients.

“We strive to provide the best possible care for our patients and are delighted that our patients show their appreciation through the excellent feedback we receive.

“We truly work as a team to continuously improve the quality and safety of every aspect of our service and we are very proud to be benchmarked in the top 5% of  best performing units in the UK by the JAG.”

Care group manager for Endoscopy, matron Sam Channell, added: “What we are particularly proud of is the fact that the JAG assessors recognised some of our processes and documentations as the best examples they have seen nationally and asked us to share them with other units in the UK.”

Last year, the Worthing Endoscopy department also received the highest of praise from the JAG assessors, following an £8 million overhaul of their facilities.

Chief medical officer, Dr George Findlay, said: “We are very proud that Endoscopy is yet another service where we are providing some of the very best care in the country and I wish to congratulate the team.

“To achieve such outstanding assessments while demand for our Endoscopy service continues to grow at such a dramatic pace is testament to the exceptional care and commitment of our staff. Congratulations to everyone involved with these impressive achievements.”

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