Benefits of accreditation

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.