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'Demystifying' endoscopy and bowel screening - 16 November 2016

Jag award Endoscopy

Specialist doctors are inviting patients and interested local people to find out about endoscopy services and bowel screening at George Eliot hospital on Wednesday 16th November 2016.

Visitors and patients will be able to see first-hand the facilities available for local people at a health awareness event, which will include a presentation of the new George Eliot endoscopy facilities which are due to open early in 2017.

The event for patients will focus on ‘demystifying’ the endoscopy procedure by educating the public about why we need endoscopy, how it is performed, what quality measures are in place and how this important service benefits our local population. Bowel screening will also be a topic presented at the event.

The highly regarded endoscopy team will answer questions and provide a picture presentation of their new purpose built building which will soon be available for patients to use.

The event begins at 6.30pm in the George Eliot Hospital Education and Training Centre. Car parking for the event will be free. Tea and coffee will be made available from 6pm.

Book a place by contacting Jean Whittaker MBE on 024 7686 5400 or email jean.whittaker@geh.nhs.uk

Recently, George Eliot Hospital’s endoscopy unit was recognised by The Royal College of Physicians for the quality and safety of its care - joining the top third of hospitals in the country.

The Royal College of Physicians awarded the George Eliot endoscopy unit with a Joint Advisory Group for GI Endoscopy (JAG) Accreditation for 2016 after it met all of the requirements expected.

JAG ensures the quality and safety of patient care by defining and maintaining the standards by which endoscopy is practised. JAG Accreditation is the formal recognition that an endoscopy service measures up to exacting national professional standards.

Only one third of all endoscopy units have been JAG accredited (179 units out of 507 across the country). JAG congratulated the staff within the team for their continued hard work in achieving and maintaining JAG standards. 

Further information services at the George Eliot Hospital can be found on www.geh.nhs.uk

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