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Showcase event highlights sight-saving recommendations from ophthalmology report

An evening reception at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists showcased the recent publication of GIRFT’s national report on ophthalmology and its sight-saving recommendations. You can see a short video from the event below: The report’s three authors, consultant ophthalmologists Professor Carrie MacEwen, Ms Alison Davis and Ms Lydia Chang, led the GIRFT review into their […]

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GIRFT inspires dedicated joint-replacement service at north east hospital

A dedicated joint-replacement service at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton is getting patients home faster and reducing waiting times, and GIRFT has been credited as an influence on the change. The arthroplasty service at the hospital, part of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is now carrying out up to 20 planned procedures a week, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]