Preparation

Pre-accreditation preparation

The various options for external, pre-accreditation support to prepare for assessments are given below. External pre-accreditation preparation is not mandatory. Please refer to preparation for assessment page for further information. 

Courses

All JAG approved courses are detailed and should be booked via the JETS website (www.jets.nhs.uk). The courses specifically suitable to support accreditation are shown below;

No courses available

If you do wish to attend a training day please arrange this before submitting your application. Please remember that, as detailed in the accreditation guidelines, that attendance at any preparation training should take place at least 6 weeks before an assessment date.

Ad hoc support sessions

The following BCSA assessors may also be able to arrange a one to one ad hoc sessions with you, these sessions are an individual arrangement between the screening centre and the candidate. Please be aware that where not specifically stated such arrangements may incur a fee.

Contact Andrew Chilton, Kettering for a Colonoscopy session (andrew.chilton@kgh.nhs.uk)

Contact Tom Creed, Bristol for a Colonoscopy session (tom.creed@UHBristol.nhs.uk)

Contact Brian McKaig, Wolverhampton for a colonoscopy or Bowel Scope session (Brian.McKaig@nhs.net)

Contact Jamie Barbour, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead for a Bowel Scope session (jamie.barbour@ghnt.nhs.uk)

Other support

You may wish to make an informal arrangement with colleagues who have already been through the BCSA process to undertake DOPS or DOPyS with you.