GIRFT recruiting top surgeons to lead trauma and plastic surgery

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme is advertising vacancies for leading surgeons to join as Clinical Leads for trauma and Clinical Lead for plastic surgery.

Clinical Leads will lead a project to compile a data and insight driven report into trauma services or plastic surgery services, which is then followed up by trust meetings with their peers and trust managers to discuss the findings and provide more context around practice and challenges. The deep dive process is followed by a national report for each specialty presenting GIRFT’s findings, examples of best practice and an action plan of changes and improvements.

The contracts are either a 2 year secondment from current employer or a 2 year temporary contract, with a commitment of 88 days per year. Further information on the roles is available from the GIRFT website at

Professor Tim Briggs CBE, Chair of GIRFT and National Director of Clinical Quality and Efficiency, said: “Because GIRFT is led by clinicians, frontline medics in the specialties being reviewed welcome the programme because they can share both their best practice and their challenges with people that understand clinical service. We now need more clinicians to roll out that approach to more specialties.

“The fact that each workstream is led by an expert in the speciality is a vital part of the GIRFT methodology, because it means trust clinicians know they are dealing with people who really understand the challenges they face.”

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