Generic image of a Forces veteran with logos for Armed Forces Day, VCHA and GIRFT

Four trusts gain Veteran Aware accreditation in the lead-up to Armed Forces Day

As the UK prepares to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday (June 27), four more trusts have gained formal accreditation from the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA) for their commitment to improving care for veterans, reservists and members of the armed forces community. Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Mersey Care […]

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Thrombosis survey deadline extended to gather COVID-19 data

A survey on rates of thrombosis in England’s hospitals has been extended to help capture and learn from data on increased venous thrombosis in COVID-19 patients. The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Thrombosis Survey was launched in 2019 to gather information on hospital-acquired thrombosis (HAT), with the aim of determining how many cases might […]

Dr Tom Lewis, Dr Marion Wood & Dr Martin Myers, GIRFT's three clinical leads for pathology

Support for Royal College of Pathologists’ COVID-19 testing strategy

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) pathology clinical leads have welcomed the publication of the Royal College of Pathologists document COVID-19 testing: a national strategy. In a statement, the programme’s three clinicians – Dr Tom Lewis, Dr Marion Wood and Dr Martin Myers – said: “The pathology community has responded at pace to deliver […]

Professor Tim Briggs, Mr Vinay Takwale and Graham Lomax will present at the NOA webinar

Webinar to focus on GIRFT’s role in post-COVID recovery of elective surgery

A webinar hosted by the National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA) is to outline the role of the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme in supporting the post-COVID recovery and transformation of elective surgery across London. GIRFT chair Professor Tim Briggs CBE, who is also the National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS, will present […]