Junior doctors, nurses and AHPs urged to sign up for webinars to learn how GIRFT improves care

A series of regional webinars to help junior doctors, nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) learn more about how the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme can benefit patients are taking place throughout June and July.

Seven clinical improvement webinars are scheduled for the following dates: 

GIRFT clinical leads from across a range of specialties are lined up to present on the webinars, encouraging non-consultant grade doctors, nurses, AHPs and students to understand and embed the GIRFT improvement methodology and get involved in clinical improvement. 

GIRFT’s expert speakers across the seven sessions will include Professor Tim Briggs, GIRFT Chair and National Director of Clinical Improvement; Adrian Hopper, clinical lead for geriatric medicine; Deb Lowe, senior advisor for stroke; Kath Halliday, clinical lead for radiology; Partha Kar, joint clinical lead for diabetes; Mike Swart, joint clinical lead for anaesthesia and perioperative medicine; Anna Batchelor, clinical lead for adult critical care; Sarah Clarke, joint lead for cardiology; and Sridevi Kalidindi, lead for mental health rehabilitation.

Other speakers joining the webinars include:

  • Caroline Poole: head of Allied Health Professions (AHPs);
  • Dr Dalia Ludwig: Quality Improvement fellow, consultant in rheumatology and general medicine at UCLH;
  • Corrine Power: head of nursing – transformation, Nursing & Midwifery directorate, NHSE/I;
  • Stuart Palma: national head of Allied Health Professions (AHPs);
  • Janice St. John Matthews: clinical fellow to the chief Allied Health Professions (AHPs) officer.
  • Dr Annakan Navaratnam: honorary GIRFT fellow
  • Victoria Anderson, GIRFT lung cancer specialist nurse
  • Javeria Peracha, GIRFT renal clinical fellow

Professor Briggs said: “GIRFT has worked hard over the years to engage clinicians with its unique methodology and has built strong credibility for helping teams to deliver clinical improvement and efficiency.

“We hope these webinars will encourage junior doctors and others from across the multidisciplinary team to take on board the GIRFT way of thinking, to consider their data and question how things are done, and to make improvements for the benefit of patients.”

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