Services are asked to provide staffing data, including names and positions of clinical, nursing, managerial and administrative staff, as part of their accreditation assessment. JAG does not ask for confidential information about staff such as staff appraisals.
The assessment team uses this information to look at banding, length of service, numbers of procedures (where applicable) and access to training. The assessors also cross-reference this information to the rest of your evidence to better understand the evidence and people's roles. For example, if a piece of evidence refers to a particular staff member by name but not role, then the assessment team may refer to the list of names and roles to give them more context.
Staff members who do not consent to their name being uploaded can opt out. In this situation, the service should upload evidence with that individual staff member's details pseudonymised.
However, the assessment team’s ability to assess the service is seriously diminished if they are unable to distinguish staff (for example, when reviewing activity and ensuring appropriate staffing levels and skill mix).
For further information, please read our latest briefing on sharing information with JAG.