Guidance to help trusts improve the care of COVID patients
GIRFT has issued best practice guidance to help hospital staff and managers improve the care of COVID-19 patients.
Based on the experiences of hospital trusts that performed well during the early phase of the pandemic, the guidance shares successful innovations and practices which others can utilise and adopt.
Drawing on the GIRFT programme’s data-driven methodology and the experience of its clinical leads, the advice covers infection prevention and control, emergency medicine, critical care, anaesthesia, acute and general medicine, respiratory medicine, diabetes care, and geriatric medicine and community care, as well as looking at cross-cutting themes such as trust leadership and management, research and clinical coding. It is reviewed and endorsed by 12 professional societies.
Professor Tim Briggs, Chair of the GIRFT programme and National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS, said: “In the midst of another wave and with winter adding further demands on NHS trusts, it is important that we share best practice to help meet this unique challenge and utilise the learning and experiences of others.”
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