Day case surgery

The GIRFT programme is working with British Association of Day Surgery (BADS), and the Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) to support NHS trusts to expand and increase day case surgery.

Day surgery brings recognised benefits for both patients and system-wide efficiencies related to patient quality and experience, reduced waiting times, release of valuable bed stock and significant financial implications. BADS exists as a multidisciplinary professional organisation to pioneer and promote day surgery development, set standards for day surgery and has developed national benchmarking for day surgery performance.

GIRFT, CPOC and BADS are providing resources to guide the development of day surgery services so that all patients benefit from the opportunities and clinical outcomes which high quality day surgery pathways offer.

The expansion of day surgery is being achieved through the development of clear guidelines and pathways aimed at improving quality.

You can find a number of resources on this page, with more information available on the British Association of Day Surgery website here:

The Model Health System is a data-driven improvement tool that enables NHS health systems and trusts to benchmark quality and productivity. By identifying opportunities for improvement, the Model Health System empowers NHS teams to continuously improve care for patients.

National Day Surgery Delivery Pack Webinar

In September 2020, GIRFT, BADS and CPOC jointly held a webinar to share the publication of the delivery pack, supporting trusts to maximise the opportunities for day surgery.

North West region day surgery webinar

North west region day surgery webinar (April 2021), with a range of speakers from local trusts and GIRFT….

Accompanying case study video – from Professor Tim Board, orthopaedic consultant at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, on day case total hip replacement…