EBMT NEWSLETTER | September 2016 | Volume 53 - Issue 4

Important dates

Incorporation of Quality Mangement Inspectors to JACIE Inspection Teams 

Summary: JACIE will start including Quality Managers Inspectors in as many inspections as possible starting October 2016 onwards. The inclusion of QM inspectors will improve the distribution of the Inspectors' workload and bring more expertise to the process. It does not otherwise significantly affect the Accreditation Process. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
The FACT-JACIE Standards and accreditation programmes have successfully introduced concepts of quality management that have had a significant impact on how transplant programmes organise themselves and interact with other services. 
To reinforce this, in 2015 JACIE introduced the new role of Quality Management (QM) Inspector. The QM inspectors are responsible for assessing compliance with the standards for quality management and policies and procedures across all services in transplant programmes. Clinical, technical and scientific aspects remain the preserve of the other inspectors in their respective areas of expertise. Following four pilot inspections in 2015, JACIE has been recruiting Quality Managers or other transplant professionals with QM expertise into the Inspector Pool. The results so far show 38 QM Inspectors with a further 21 candidates who will complete their training in the remaining months of 2016.https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif
JACIE will start including QM Inspectors in as many inspections as possible from October 2016 onwards. The inclusion of QM inspectors will improve the distribution of the Inspectors' workload and bring more expertise to the process which is otherwise not significantly affected. Reports templates and the inspection checklist have been reorganized to better distribute the QM sections.
Since September 1st, 2016, centres submitting applications for accreditation or re-accreditation will be required to submit version 9 of the checklist.
Recruitment is an ongoing process with new candidates always welcome. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us at raquel.espada@ebmt.org

New JACIE inspectors

The JACIE office is pleased to announce and welcome the new JACIE Quality Management inspectors who are already included in the Register of inspectors.
  • Nick Van Sinderen, The Netherlands
  • Leah Brandt, Denmark
  • Ranjeet Barbra, United Kingdom
  • Alanna McVeigh, United Kingdom
  • Steinerova Katerina, Czech Republic
  • Rachael Wyre, United Kingdom
We are already starting to include JACIE Quality Management Inspectors in the JACIE inspection teams and they will be soon appointed to participate in JACIE inspections.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the new and  current JACIE volunteers for making the JACIE Accreditation Process possible and contributing to improving quality in HSCT programmes in Europe and beyond.

Iris Bargalló
Accreditations Coordinator
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