Best Practice Library – embargoed national specialty reports

GIRFT is sharing its national specialty reports with NHS trusts and professional bodies ahead of formal approval, in order to give earlier sight of our findings and recommendations.

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These reports are being shared under embargo, and therefore we ask that you do not share the links in the public domain. The contents of the final published reports may differ from these embargoed copies, though we do not expect significant changes at the sign-off stage.

When the reports have received final sign-off and are publicly launched, we will post them on our main reports page and announce this on our news section.

While taking account of the embargo on sharing publicly, please feel free to share these links with your relevant colleagues in your trust or organisation.

Click here to download an excel spreadsheet of all GIRFT report recommendations and actions >

This is available for trusts to adapt for their own implementation documentation.


Request password to access embargoed reports

There are three ways that NHS staff or members of the Royal Colleges or other professional societies can get access to GIRFT specialty reports while under embargo and pending formal approval.

1. Join the GIRFT newsletter using your NHS email address – you will automatically be sent the GIRFT Best Practice Library password

2. Send an email from your NHS.Net email account (ending with,, or to [email protected] – you will receive the password in an automatic response.

3. If you do not have an NHS email address, but are a member of a Royal College, specialty association or other professional body, please email us at [email protected] and include your name, organisation and role. You should receive a response within a working day.