GIRFT data for neurosurgery now live in the Model Health System

GIRFT data which allows neurosurgery clinicians and managers in specialist providers to monitor activity for all patients in England is now live on the Model Health System (MHS).

More than 70 metrics for elective and non-elective care are available, covering procedures such as subarachnoid haemorrhage, brain tumours, pituitary surgery and cranioplasty, as well as data for outpatient appointments and follow-ups.

The new specialty compartment enables NHS colleagues to view up-to-date, benchmarked data on their activity to support the efficient use of NHS services in terms of length of stay, on-day admission and enhanced recovery.

To access data for your provider, log in to and navigate to the neurosurgery compartment in ‘acute hospital services’.

Nationally, the metrics also allow for monitoring on a range of important initiatives, such as the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) report into subarachnoid haemorrhage and promptness of treatment, the Cumberlege report into implant monitoring, and the long-standing drive to improve outcomes in malignant glioma.

The metrics are drawn from two rounds of GIRFT deep dive visits to units in England – one prior to publication of the GIRFT national report for cranial neurosurgery in 2018, and one round of progress visits.

"I am delighted to see the launch of these really important metrics for our specialty in one place and feel they will be of great interest to all clinicians and associates working in neurosciences."

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