JAG would expect to see at least quarterly EUG meetings. Having meetings twice a year are likely to be too infrequent for a service to cover safety, quality and operational matters, as well as the rolling audit programme.
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- Can endoscopists perform less than 100 upper GI endoscopies per year?
- Do all patients have to have supplementary oxygen, or is this only recommended?
- Do endoscopy services need to audit the comfort levels of all patients, or only patients that have been sedated?
- Does JAG have any guidance on general anaesthetic?
- Does JAG have any guidance on safe sedation and best practice for the frequency of documenting clinical observations?
- How does JAG assess processes for sending histology reports to GPs?
- How many EUG meetings should we hold in a year to meet JAG standards?
- Is it a requirement for blood pressure to be checked before an endoscopy procedure?
- Is it appropriate for services to send oral bowel preparation and enemas to patients through the post?
- Should we be using disposable or reusable valves?