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JACIE [-] [2003208] - Project
General objectives

The aims of the project are to provide vital impetus to the JACIE programme and ensure its integral role in standard setting, inspection and accreditation for health institutions and facilities involved in haematopoietic stem cell collection, processing and transplantation in Europe.

Strategic relevance and contribution to the public health programme

JACIE supports 2003 Work Plan (Point 2.3.4): Safety of blood, tissues and organs.

Methods and means

The JACIE programme initially provides a comprehensive set of standards, developed with reference to International standards, which cover all stages of haematopoietic collection, processing and transplant.
A key objective of this project was to implement the JACIE standards in a core number of centres in Member States. This process was intended to be facilitated through effective centralised administration, training and by covering costs to reduce the economic burden of inspection visits.
In this context, the following methods and means were intended to be used for JACIE project: - By demonstrating that the accreditation programme is viable and has the full support of the medical profession, it serves the promotion of the standards and accreditation programme among health authorities. The National JACIE Representatives have a key role to play in advocating on behalf of JACIE with the national health authorities. Information on JACIE has to be made available for this purpose and meetings arranged with representatives of the national authorities.
- Appointment of a contact person to the Commission to keep JACIE abreast of Community legislation and open a communication channel.
- Establishment of a European JACIE Office alongside the Secretariat in Barcelona, taking advantage of the infrastructure and resources initially available at the EBMT Secretariat. – Development of an Online IT system for the administration and management of the JACIE accreditation programme and dissemination of information, in order to keep bureaucracy and paperwork to a minimum.
- Delivery of training for centres and inspectors both centrally and at the national level. – Development of modular training programmes, with core materials and common examination systems for use in all JACIE training courses. - Maintain an overview of training provided and keep an up-to-date list of trained inspectors. – Set up of an online forum.
- Production of informative materials as a key tool for building knowledge and awareness of the JACIE programme and for reporting progress of the project.
- Support the existing network of EBMT and national registries in the collection of compatible and comparative transplant data. Delivery of a programme of training courses on how to submit data using the EBMT database (ProMISe) by the EBMT and an assessment of how the data collected in the registries can contribute to monitoring impact of standards and accreditation in the long-term.

Expected outcomes period

Expected outcomes for JACIE project: 1. Harmonisation and promotion of the standards through: 1.1 the production of a second edition of the JACIE Manual in line with the Community Directive and distribution to healthcare professionals, health authorities and the Commission. 1.2 Production of 300 JACIE information packs for dissemination to health authorities and healthcare professionals in countries being brought into the JACIE network. 1.3 Delivery of education sessions as part of EBMT 2004 and the ESH-EBMT Postgraduate Training Course in Eastern European. 1.4. Production of some model materials (SOPs. and QMPs, etc.) for sharing of best practice to be made available for download from the JACIE Website.
2. Implementation of the JACIE accreditation programme facilitated by 2.1 the establishment of a European JACIE Office in Barcelona 2.2 the implementation of an online IT system with trans-national access, management and dissemination of JACIE information throughout Europe. 2.3 the development of some modular training materials for use in central and national training courses throughout the Community, and the delivery of 3 central training courses for 50 medical professionals in centres in the process of accreditation and for 30 inspectors. 2.4 the implementation of the JACIE accreditation programme (registration, submission of documents, inspection visit, inspection report, review and issue of certificates of accreditation where appropriate) in 25 centres throughout Europe by the project end date.
3. Extension of the JACIE network to include 8 new applicant countries and 4 more Member States. Increased collaboration with health authorities, demonstrated by official acceptance of the JACIE standards and accreditation programme.
4. Information and learning: 4.1 Completion of an analysis of the difficulties and deficiencies in the implementation of standards and an assessment of the impact of implementation.
4.2 Production of a final report documenting implementation of JACIE at the national and Community level for use in widespread communication of the project results.
4.3 An assessment report on how data collected by the EBMT and JACIE can feed into long-term monitoring and evaluation process.

Start date: 01/01/2004
End date: 01/03/2005
Duration: 14 month(s)
Current status: Finalised
Programme title: First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EC Contribution: € 167 526,13