The ESGO accreditation in Endometrial cancer surgery is an award attributed to institutions that can offer patients the specific skills, experience, organisation, and dedication required to achieve optimal levels of surgical care.
The ESGO accreditation is based on completion of the ESGO Quality indicators and a scoring system which has been designed and validated within the International Expert Panel in 2021 (Quality indicators for the surgical treatment of endometrial carcinoma, IJGC, November 18, 2021).
Only centres that meet the QI requirements can be awarded the ESGO accreditation in Endometrial Cancer Surgery.
Centres interested in being accredited are required to:
However, this sum is not the only criterion to take into account. Please also take into consideration the additional criteria which are crucial to distinguish a centre with a standard accreditation and a centre of excellence accreditation.
The List of Criteria for Endometrial cancer surgery accreditation can be downloaded here
Only centres that meet the above requirements can start the application process for the ESGO accreditation by filling out the Application and Self-assessment forms, along with the corresponding marks of the scoring system*.
* Quantitative data requires documentation of the data to be available, for example in a Dataset.
The centres receiving the ESGO accreditation will be entitled to:
Interested in applying for the ESGO accreditation in Endometrial Cancer Surgery?
Along with the self-assessment form, kindly gather or retrieve from the database the appropriate information as specified below, in the form of a anonymised 3-year dataset containing all patients treated for endometrial carcinoma in the last three (3) calendar years and anonymized per patient.
There is a (re)accreditation administrative fee of 1.100 EUR due for the Endometrial cancer surgery (re)accreditation for applicant centres from High Income countries and 500 EUR for centres from Low and Middle Income Countries. (Please consult the list of LMIC countries as per the World Bank).
However, if the same centre has already been accredited for Training or Ovarian Cancer surgery, the fee is as follows:
* Any of the following Centre (Re)Accreditations: Training, Ovarian or Endometrial Cancer Surgery
In addition, a formal acceptance and commitment to pay the travel expenses of the expert in a random full-day audit that might be necessary in exceptional cases.
After an initial check, the Application is submitted to a jury (3 members, rotating every 2 years) outside the country of the applicant institution.
As the maximum score is 143, centres meeting 80% (score ≥115 points) of the maximum score are proposed for certification to the ESGO Centre Accreditation and European Database Committee, which makes the final decision.
Accreditation is valid for 5 years, subject to renewal as a result of maintenance of the standards.
Centres of Excellence Award
Some high-volume and high-quality accredited centres can in addition apply for the “Centre of Excellence” award.
A Centre accredited as a Centre of Excellence may then build a network for education, training, and research.
The Requirements for GO accreditation for endometrial carcinoma surgery as a Centre of Excellence are here
Take into account that also the following criteria must apply:
Need further information? Contact the ESGO Administrative Office.
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