Replacing short-term pain relief injections with long-term physical and psychological rehabilitation programmes could help tens of thousands more patients cope with debilitating back pain, according to a new Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) report on spinal surgery.
Professor Tim Briggs, Chair of the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme, has been appointed to the new role of National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS. Professor Briggs was formerly National Director of Clinical Quality and Efficiency at NHS Improvement and heads up the GIRFT programme, which aims to improve the quality […]
The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme has launched a series of regional neurology meetings as it begins work on assessing neurological services in England. The first of 24 meetings bringing together clinicians from hospitals associated with the country’s major neuroscience centres launched in Sussex on 17 January 2019. The aim is to benchmark […]
Professor Tim Briggs, GIRFT chair and NHSI’s National Director for Care Quality and Efficiency, formally opened new side rooms at St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle last week as Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust transfers its planned in-patient orthopaedic surgery from the Treliske Hospital site as part of GIRFT’s Hot and Cold Site (HCS) pilot. GIRFT […]