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Royal College of Physicians accredits hospital

The high quality of endoscopy services at our hospital has been nationally recognised by the Royal College of Physicians.

The College's Joint Advisory Group (JAG) on endoscopy has awarded its highly-sought after professional accreditation to the service, which uses high-tech cameras to film inside the body to help with diagnosis and treatment.

JAG is an accreditation scheme that focuses on standards and identifies areas for development and is regarded as one of the most innovative and effective in the healthcare sector, and has been used as a model and source of inspiration for similar schemes both in the UK and overseas. JAG accreditation is based on evidence linked to clinical quality, patient experience, workforce and training.

Simon Whalley, consultant physician and gastroenterologist at our trust said “Receiving accreditation from JAG is a great endorsement for the high quality of services provided by the Endoscopy Unit at West Suffolk Hospital.

“This provides confidence to patients at our hospital that they are receiving a high quality of care by a well organised service that achieves high levels of performance, patient safety and best practice. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, endoscopy services at the hospital continued to deliver urgent endoscopy to those in the greatest need.”

Trust chief executive Steve Dunn added: “This is fantastic news for the very hard working team in Endoscopy as well as for our patients who will continue to receive brilliant support from talented professionals. The accreditation from JAG goes to show how talented and caring the individuals and team are.”

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West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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