The Endoscopy Units at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH have been awarded with a Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accreditation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, by The Royal College of Physicians.
This accreditation is given to endoscopy units that are able to meet a stringent set of standards relating to high quality patient care, and demonstrating a safe, patient centred and efficient service. The JAG accreditation can assure patients that the units are committed to high quality standards in their clinical practice, and measure up to exacting national professional standards.
Dr Phil Mayhead, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopy Clinical Lead, said: “We’re really pleased to have received this accreditation. The whole team have worked incredibly hard to achieve this, and they take great pride in providing excellent patient care. This accreditation shows the quality, safety and outstanding service that we provide our patients on a daily basis. I am delighted for both our endoscopy units and the whole team. It is great to get this accreditation and is recognition of all our excellent work, and a sign of a job well done.”
The report assessors noted: “East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust delivers an efficient and specialised endoscopy service to the patients of East Sussex, competent doctors and nurses are trained within the specialist field of endoscopy and regularly update their knowledge and skills to carry out patient treatment and care.”
The Trust’s two endoscopy units collectively performed around 14,800 endoscopic procedures of various kinds, each year.