Webinar shares best practice in the management of COVID-19 patients

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) team recently hosted a lunchtime webinar to share best practice and insight from its recently-published guidance for improving the care of COVID-19 patients.

The webinar took place on Tuesday 9th February 2021, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

A recording of the webinar can be seen below.

Following the success of the first webinar, a follow up took place on 26th February, discussing some of the aspects of future planning following the pandemic. The full recording of that webinar can be seen below.

Published in December, Clinical practice guide for improving the management of adult COVID-19 patients in secondary care is based on the experiences of hospital trusts that performed well during the early phase of the pandemic, and shares successful innovations and practices which others can utilise and adopt.

Drawing on the GIRFT programme’s data-driven methodology and the wealth of experience of its national clinical leads, the advice covers infection prevention and control, emergency medicine, critical care, anaesthesia, acute and general medicine, respiratory medicine, diabetes care, and geriatric medicine and community care, as well as looking at cross-cutting themes such as trust leadership and management, research and clinical coding. It has been reviewed and endorsed by 12 key professional societies*.

The webinar will bring together some of the GIRFT clinical leads sharing key points from the guidance. Speakers include:

  • Professor Tim Briggs: GIRFT chair and national director of clinical improvement for the NHS
  • Mr Annakan Navaratnam: former GIRFT clinical fellow and project lead for the guidance document
  • Dr Chris Moulton: GIRFT joint clinical lead for emergency medicine
  • Dr Anna Batchelor: GIRFT clinical lead for adult critical care
  • Dr Martin Allen: GIRFT clinical lead for respiratory
  • Dr Philip Dyer: GIRFT clinical advisor for acute and general medicine
  • Dr Adrian Hopper: GIRFT clinical lead for geriatric medicine
  • Professor Gerry Rayman: GIRFT joint clinical lead for diabetes

*The guidance is endorsed by: The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, British Geriatrics Society, British Thoracic Society, Diabetes UK, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Intensive Care Society, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Royal College of Pathologists, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons, Society for Acute Medicine

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