Accreditation ensures all bowel screening clinicians have demonstrated they are performing to the same high standard.
There are several advantages to an accreditation process for bowel screeners; both for the unit and the individual endoscopists involved. Some benefits are that accreditation:
• ensures all endoscopists providing screening have demonstrated meeting the same consistent, high standard
• provides an opportunity for endoscopists to demonstrate high-level colonoscopic skills
• minimises the risk of complications and inaccurate and incomplete examinations
• encourages improvement of the local endoscopy service.