Best Practice Library

The Best Practice Library brings together, in one place, the knowledge of best practice gained through our GIRFT deep-dive visits to hospitals and clinically-led national reports. This knowledge will support data-driven healthcare improvement in the UK and internationally.

The Best Practice Library will cover 40 specialties and cross-cutting themes, and will signpost healthcare providers and healthcare professionals to established best practice, support for implementation and an evidence base to support the case for change.

We are already able to share over 30 procedure pathways, developed across London, together with a comprehensive guide to increasing day case activity.

Recent additions:

  • HVLC GIRFT coding recipes added under coding
  • Template for claims summary added under litigation

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Click on a specialty or topic below to view the Best Practice Library resources


Medical and surgical specialties

The Best Practice Library resources will include:

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Best Practice Pathways

Case studies


in addition to GIRFT Good Practice Handbooks, guidelines, advice packs, and national reports.

The GIRFT Academy Online Learning Platform

Over the coming months, the Academy will develop its content beyond the best practice library into an online learning platform including GIRFT webinars, masterclasses and QI methodology.

This online learning platform will inform, educate and align clinicians, managers and other staff on the key aspects of GIRFT, enabling them to deliver change and successful outcomes.