Litigation

Learning from Litigation Claims

Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) and NHS Resolution have collaborated to produce a new guide entitled:

Learning from Litigation Claims: The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)
and NHS Resolution best practice guide for clinicians and managers

The guide gives a recommended structure for learning from clinical negligence claims that should be led by trust legal departments, supported by clinicians and managers. It outlines that claims learning should have the same parity as learning from clinical incidents. It is a rich resource to help improve patient safety in addition to learning from complaints, incidents and inquests.

In June 2021, a joint webinar was held between GIRFT and NHS Resolution to discuss the guidance and how it can be used in conjunction with 2021 data packs sent to trusts. You can see the full recording of the webinar below.

The video below has been produced to give a quick summary of the key points contained within the guide.

Best practice for hip and knee arthroplasty surgery

As part of ongoing work both to improve patient outcomes and to reduce litigation costs, GIRFT has produced professional standards guidance for hip and knee arthroplasty in association with the British Hip Society, British Association for Surgery of the Knee, the British Orthopaedic Association and NHS Resolution.

Hip guidance

Click here to view the GIRFT, BHS and BOA Best practice hip arthroplasty documentation guidance >

Or click here for a one page summary version >

Knee guidance

Click here to view GIRFT, BASK and BOA Best practice knee arthroplasty documentation guidance >

Or click here for a one page summary version >