National report on cardiothoracic surgery published

Click here to download and read the full report >  Cardiothoracic proposals promise less delays and more successful outcomes for patients GIRFT report makes 20 recommendations to improve practice, process and outcomes Smarter bed management and using designated specialist teams for key cardiothoracic surgery procedures will deliver better outcomes for thousands of patients suffering life-threatening […]

Clinical Ambassadors appointed to support local NHS Trusts

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), a programme designed to improve clinical quality and efficiency within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variation, has appointed 17 leading clinicians to join its regional implementation teams as Clinical Ambassadors. The Clinical Ambassadors will work with clinicians and senior managers at local NHS Trusts to improve quality of care […]

GIRFT Appoints Leads for Pathology Review

Simon Knowles, Tom Lewis, Marion Wood and Martin Myers to head up workstream Simon Knowles, Tom Lewis and Marion Wood have been appointed as Joint Clinical Leads for the GIRFT review of pathology, alongside Senior Clinical Advisor Martin Myers. The top clinicians have been appointed with the endorsement of the Royal College of Pathologists and […]

GIRFT vascular surgery national report published

Click here to read the full report > Health Minister Stephen Barclay said: “These important recommendations from Professor Mike Horrocks could not only save the lives of 100 patients a year, but get vascular patients quicker test results, shorter waiting times and better recoveries, all while saving the NHS £16 million. I urge trusts across […]