If the private service is legally separate to the NHS service, this would be classed as a separate service. This includes where the private service is owned by the organisation the NHS service is part of (ie the private service is owned by the trust (in England)), as well as where the private service is owned by another organisation.
To gain or maintain accreditation, the NHS service would need to show that the JAG standards were continuing to be met by the service. For example, tracking and traceability audits would need to cover when equipment is used by the private service.
If the NHS service is providing a decontamination service to the private service then they would have to comply with additional standards for decontamination as a ‘provider of decontamination services’. This FAQ provides some more information.
If an NHS service is running some private lists JAG would expect the same processes to be followed, however these private lists would not be seen as separate to the NHS service.
Because accreditation status depends on the configuration of the service, JAG would need to discuss this with the service leads to understand how the services operate. A triggered assessment may then be required to verify that the standards are continuing to be met.