The New JAG Trainee Certification Process

Dear Trainee,

Over the last 18 months, the JAG has carried out an extensive review and consultation on the way that trainees are assessed as competent at endoscopy. This article aims to inform you of the changes, provide you with the rationale for the changes and give you a timeline for implementation.

Firstly, the term accreditation is changing to certification to help distinguish this process from the endoscopy unit accreditation process.

Trainees have fed back that the application process for certification can be paper heavy and cumbersome. In response to this, the JAG have designed and released the JETS e-portfolio. From mid March 2011 the application process will be streamlined; you will be able to apply through the JETS e-portfolio. From September 2011, all applications will have to be submitted through the JETS e-portfolio. If needed, supplementary paper evidence will be permitted until at least 2012.

If you are not sure whether your trust has set up the JETS e-portfolio click on this link:

Details on how to set up the JETS e-portfolio can be found here:


The National Endoscopy Programme

JAG Endoscopy Training System (JETS)

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The National Endoscopy Team have introdudced a new centralised booking system for endoscopy training courses in England. (Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland to be added in coming weeks). For further information please follow the link below:

Jets website


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WIMAT, Cardiff

The Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy

Basic Upper GI Endoscopy Course


The Leicester Colonoscopy Course

JAG-approved colonoscopy courses for trainee gastroenterologists and surgeons. All courses are hands-on with dedicated one-to-one teaching from consultant staff as well as group discussion. This website gives information on the teaching faculty and dates of future courses.

Mersey School of Endoscopy

Forthcoming courses - Basic Skills in Colonoscopy, Basic Skills in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Therapeutic Upper Endoscopy Course, Train The Trainer Endoscopy – Faculty, Basic Skills in ERCP Training Course, Basic Skills in Radial Endoscopic Ultrasound.

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