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National report on urology surgery published

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 deliver high quality, patient-focused urological care. The GIRFT national report […]

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 […]

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 […]