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GIRFT national report on urology published

The report sets out 18 recommendations to improve the delivery of NHS urology services and offer a better patient experience. 

Simon Harrison’s recommendations were developed after reviewing data and visiting more than 130 hospital trusts where he met with the clinicians and managers responsible for delivering hospital-based urological procedures and care.
Click here for further details and to download the urology report >

GIRFT national report on cranial neurosurgery published

The cranial neurosurgery report, written by Nick Phillips, identifies 15 recommendations to optimise the use of surgical resources and help more patients receive treatment sooner. 

The report highlights 
how cranial neurosurgery providers could deliver a better service to patients by treating them more promptly and minimising cancellations and delays, based on visits to and data from the 24 trusts in England that conduct cranial neurosurgery procedures.
Click here for further details and to download the cranial neurosurgery report >

GIRFT works closely with clinicians to develop online portal  

The National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP) is developing a portal to provide consultants in England with a view of their personal activity and metrics that describe the services they deliver. It will illustrate information about services using data from many sources, including from clinical audits and registries, and from the NHS Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) database.

GIRFT is leading the development of NCIP for hospital specialties.  Our clinical leads are working with their colleagues from professional societies and Royal Colleges to select the procedures and metrics that will be included within NCIP. These clinician groups are also designing the way in which this information will be displayed to ensure it is beneficial to their professional colleagues.

NCIP aims to arm every hospital consultant with access to meaningful clinical information on which to compare themselves with national benchmarks to support their learning and development. The NCIP portal is currently in the early stages of development.

For further insight into NCIP programme click here >
GIRFT announces more clinical leads 
The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme has appointed eight more leading clinicians to join its national review of 35 medical and surgical specialties.

We are pleased to welcome more clinical appointments to the programme, four consultants who will lead on reviews for surgical and medical specialties in plastic surgery and burns, trauma surgery, outpatient services, and mental health services.

A further two consultants have been appointed as clinical advisors to the plastic surgery and burns workstream, along with two consultants as clinical advisors to support the radiology workstream. This brings the number of clinicians appointed to lead GIRFT specialty reviews to 55.

Mental Health >

Clinical Lead: Dr Sridevi Kalidindi 

Plastic Surgery and Burns >

Clinical Lead: Mr Ken Dunn 

Senior Clinical Advisor: Mr Jonathan Hobby 

Senior Clinical Advisor: Mr James Bedford


Trauma Surgery >

Clinical Lead: Mr Bob Handley

Outpatient Services >

Clinical Lead: Mr John Hadley

Radiology >

Senior Clinical Advisor: Dr Tim Taylor

Senior Clinical Advisor: Dr Giles Maskell

Click here for further details and to read the news release >

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