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Guidance published to improve clinical coding in hospital dentistry

GIRFT, the Consultant Orthodontist Group of the British Orthodontic Society and the Royal College of Surgeons have published a booklet to clarify the guidance on coding for hospital dentistry.  The guidance has been developed for  clinicians, clinical coders and other health professionals at secondary care trusts and aims to improve the quality of data and […]

Paper of the month for urology study

The author of GIRFT’s national report on urology, Simon Harrison, has presented a video on the findings of a study into the impact of centralising complex uro-oncology surgery in centres delivering high volumes. The study, conducted by Simon Harrison, William K. Gray, Jamie Day and Professor Tim Briggs, has been published as the British Journal […]

Getting It Right in Orthopaedics follow-up shared with trusts

GIRFT has shared a follow-up pack on the orthopaedics specialty, which looks back at the substantial improvements seen in orthopaedic services since Professor Briggs held his first deep-dive visits to trusts in late-2012. The follow-up’s findings show evidence of substantial improvement against all the key GIRFT metrics, meaning that the NHS is providing better quality […]

Two more trusts secure Veteran Aware accreditation for armed forces support

The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust and Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have joined a wave of NHS providers named as Veteran Aware for their commitment to improving care for veterans, reservists and members of the armed forces community. The accreditation, from the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA), acknowledges the trusts’ commitment to […]