JAG strongly recommends that all endoscopy trainers meet appropriate key performance indicators, complete a trainer the trainer course, receive regular feedback and are supported in their role by existing trainers and their training lead.
To be JAG accredited, a service must meet the requirements set-out in the GRS. Standard 18. Trainer allocation and skills sets out requirements for trainers. The key requirements to become a trainer are shown in the table below. JAG guidance on becoming an endoscopy trainer is attached.
In terms of completing train the trainers courses, centres are hoping to offer courses in 2021, these will be advertised via https://www.jets.thejag.org.uk/FindCourse.aspx?Type=7 when available. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on endoscopy services and their workforce, JAG training centres have been unable to provide JAG approved training courses in the numbers they have been able to previously. Further to this, centres and faculty are focusing on the delivery of basic skills courses to help support core endoscopy training.
If a service requires additional trainers to meet training need and cannot identify sufficient individuals who have completed a TTT course, then the training lead should take responsibility for providing the learning that is delivered on train the trainers courses and support individuals until they are able to complete the TTT course. There is no specific alternative to the TTT that is recommended, however we would suggest that feedback from trainees and peers (collected using DOTS and LETS forms) are used. These can be completed on JETS. The current JAG accreditation standard that ‘all trainers supervising dedicated training lists have attended (or are supported to attend) a JAG approved TTT course’ remains.
|18.7||All trainers supervising dedicated training lists have attended (or are supported to attend) a JAG approved TTT course.||B||This standard supports the principle that all trainers should maintain and develop their training skills.|
|18.8||All trainers supervising dedicated training lists have maintained and updated trainer skills relevant to the procedures for which they act as a trainer within the revalidation cycle.||B||
This standard supports the principle that all trainers should maintain and develop their training skills. Completion of one or more of the following can be used as evidence of having met this measure:
1. By review with the local training lead of their trainee feedback showing acceptable performance.
2. By providing evidence of participation in and JETS feedback from Faculty involvement on a JAG approved Endoscopy training course.
3. If a TTT/TET/TCT/TGT style course has been performed within the revalidation cycle.
4. If there is evidence of a formal Medical Education qualification - e.g. PCME, Diploma or MSc level course.
5. Deanery related trainer skills course that may be transferable to Endoscopy practice (and which has been validated for CPD points).
This is not a comprehensive list.
It is at the discretion of the service leadership team as to who can act as an endoscopy trainer, but to be accredited a service must demonstrate meeting the GRS and accreditation standards.