Lung cancer leads being recruited to head national review

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The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme is recruiting a team of specialists to head up a national review into services for lung cancer patients.

Run in collaboration with NHS England, the GIRFT review will bring together expert clinicians and nurses to help improve care for the 38,000 people diagnosed with lung cancer in England every year.

The review will focus on the national optimal lung cancer pathway, and will involve compiling data packs for 133 individual trusts in England, as well as six tertiary centres, before the recruited clinical leads conduct trust-level deep dive visits to them all.

Pilot visits are scheduled to begin in September 2019, with the aim of completing meetings with all trusts by April 2020. The national report which follows will present the data, GIRFT’s findings, examples of best practice and an action plan of proposed changes and improvements. Action plans will then be jointly supported by GIRFT’s regional implementation managers and NHS England.

To find out more about the clinical lead vacancies for the lung cancer workstream, go to

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