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Outpatients

GIRFT and OPRT: Tackling demand for outpatient appointments

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is working closely with the Outpatient Recovery and Transformation (OPRT) team to highlight actions services can take to tackle escalating demand for outpatient appointments.

Guidance has been produced which pulls together concise summaries of condition-specific advice for 17 specialties with high numbers of +78 week waits, as well as a support focus on common themes and challenges in the outpatient department, such as remote consultation, reducing DNAs, and driving patient initiated follow-up (PIFU).

The clinically-led specialty outpatient guidance is aimed at clinicians and operational teams looking to drive quality improvement within outpatient provision. 

You can view and download the full guide in the box below:

GIRFT and OPRT: Tackling demand for outpatient appointments

The Clinically-led specialty outpatient guidance is aimed at clinicians and operational teams looking to drive quality improvement within outpatient provision.

Click above to view the pdf document

Clinically led Outpatients Guidance: checklist
GIRFT and the OPRT team have also developed a supplementary checklist to be used in conjunction with the main guidance, supporting operational teams to identify gaps and opportunities across non-admitted pathways for all outpatient services. Click below to read and download.

Find out more about GIRFT’s data-led approach and best practice resources:

  • GIRFT/OPRT ‘tackling demand for outpatient appointments’ webinar series:
    Recordings on FutureNHS
    • Trainees
    • Surgical
    • Medical
    • SAS colleagues

For further information please email: girft.academy@nhs.net