GIRFT focus on geriatric medicine gets under way

“One in three patients over 65 admitted to hospital as an emergency experiences delirium, and many of those have pre-existing dementia. It can be extremely distressing for both the patient and their family. It is vital that we improve delirium care, making our hospitals more delirium and dementia friendly… and the opportunity for GIRFT to […]

NHS trusts accredited as Veteran Aware at annual workshop

Eight more NHS trusts have been accredited as Veteran Aware, after making a series of commitments to the care of current and former servicemen and women, reservists and their families. Awarded by the Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance (VCHA), the accreditation recognises trusts that meet a number of key pledges, including: Ensuring that the armed forces […]

Mental health services in the spotlight

As Mental Health Awareness Week puts mental health issues in focus, the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme is making preparations for its three-fold approach to reviewing services across England. There has been huge interest from the profession since GIRFT announced the appointment of leading clinicians for crisis and acute mental health services (Dr […]

Lung cancer leads being recruited to head national review

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 […]