About us

History of the programme

The JETS Workforce programme is built on the All Wales Endoscopy Competency Framework (AWENcf) to replace the previous programme Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for Nurses (GIN). Unlike the GIN programme JETS Workforce is designed for the whole endoscopy workforce; endoscopy nurses, healthcare assistants, operating department practitioners, decontamination technicians and other related roles. The programme completed a successful pilot in 2018 and launched in 2019. 

About us

JETS Workforce provides a standardised framework for training and clear standards the workforce can work towards. This allows the service to clearly identify any gaps in knowledge, skills and experience in their workforce. For the staff, this provides them not only access to the standards but also access to training and further learning. We want to help the endoscopy workforce to feel valued, increase their job satisfaction and provide them with that sense of achievement through certification. The programme is made up of three key elements:

Benefits of the programme

For the service

  • Improves monitoring of staff training and development, enabling more intelligent management of resource and identification of gaps in knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Provides standards for all staff to be trained to and assurance that staff have necessary skills.
  • Certification offers reward to those in post, supporting development of a team culture which should improve staff retention and encourage new starters to work in endoscopy.

For the workforce

  • Provides framework for training and clear standards to work towards.
  • Gives access to e-learning and training courses to support local training.
  • Increases confidence, job satisfaction and sense of achievement through gathering of evidence and attainment of final certification.

For patients

  • Promotes consistent, safe care by setting a minimum standard of training which all staff will receive.
  • Improves patient experience as competencies cover a broad range of technical and non-technical skills.

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