Framework and tool to support urology services
GIRFT has published a framework document, aimed at clinicians and managers in NHS trusts, describing the scope of work needed to build high quality and robust urology services for the COVID-19 era.
The emergence of COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the delivery of elective surgical care, with a 50% reduction in normal activity levels at the height of the pandemic. The framework acknowledges that the way care is provided will need to be different for the foreseeable future and draws on work undertaken by the NHS in London to transform urology services.
The document also sets out existing examples of innovative practices and guidance, as well as a self-assessment tool which NHS trusts can use to monitor their own progress and plan their work. More information here.