Model Health System

GIRFT and Model Health System

Model Health System (formerly Model Hospital) is a digital information service designed to help NHS providers improve their productivity and efficiency. GIRFT is working in partnership with the Model Health System team to include GIRFT metrics on the portal, providing valuable insight to helps trusts improve their performance.

NHS staff can sign up with their trust email address at and can view data relating to the performance of their trust. Register for Model Health System or log in by clicking here.

Many of the GIRFT programme’s specialty workstreams now have a selection of GIRFT metrics available to view on the Model Health System platform. Users are able to drill down into each metric in more detail to understand where improvements can be made. GIRFT data is available for the following specialties:

  • Acute and general medicine
  • Adult cranial neurosurgery
  • Anaesthesia and perioperative medicine
  • Breast surgery (phases 1 & 2)
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral & maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopaedics (T&O)
  • Paediatric cranial neurosurgery
  • Paediatric ENT
  • Paediatric general surgery and urology
  • Paediatric trauma and orthopaedic surgery
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Spinal surgery
  • Urology

Model Health System can be accessed by anyone who works within NHS trusts and systems. The GIRFT data on the portal is the most up-to-date available and enables trusts to gain a deeper understanding of their current performance and opportunities for improvement. Each GIRFT metric has the methodology used for calculation included.

To support elective recovery, GIRFT also offers specific metrics for High Volume Low Complexity (HVLC) pathways on MHS, accompanied by a standalone HVLC dashboard. There is also benchmarking data on day case rates for British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) procedures and a range of metrics to review elective theatre performance.

The GIRFT Summary Emergency Department Indicator Table (SEDIT) can also now be accessed via MHS, to support ED teams to understand service delivery and identify opportunities to support recovery, improvement and transformation.

In September 2022, Model Health System hosted a webinar on using GIRFT data on the MHS to support clinical improvement and support quality of care. Click here to learn more about GIRFT data available and how it can play a role in supporting elective recovery.