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Eight leading clinicians appointed to GIRFT programme

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. Four consultants have been appointed to lead on reviews for surgical and medical specialties in plastic surgery and burns, trauma surgery, outpatient services, and mental health services. A further two […]

National report on urology surgery published

Click here to download and read the full report > Extended role of specialist urology nurses will support outpatient treatment for patients National review of urology services highlights workforce and service configuration The latest report from the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme has called for the further development of specialist urological nursing to […]

National report on cranial neurosurgery published

Click here to download and read the full report > Review of cranial neurosurgery identifies opportunities to reduce length of hospital stay Recommendations seek to optimise the use of surgical resources and help more patients receive treatment sooner Patients with some types of brain tumour could avoid long stays in hospital if trusts adopted an […]

GIRFT works with clinicians to develop new online portal

Single point of access to comparative data for hospital consultants will help improve outcomes for patients Improvements in patient care will be supported by the development of a new secure online portal enabling secondary care consultants to access individual and comparable clinical information and learning resources. The National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP) is developing the […]