Getting the most out of GIRFT

A practical toolkit for embedding GIRFT within a trust

The GIRFT programme has published a ‘Getting the most out of GIRFT’ toolkit. The toolkit sets out how trusts can embed the GIRFT programme in their continuous improvement, based on the examples of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

The toolkit includes case studies, videos and templates setting out how trusts can use the GIRFT process to deliver quality improvement, for the benefit of patient outcomes and experiences. Key steps detailed in the toolkit include creating a core, trust-level team to co-ordinate GIRFT work, engaging the wider workforce and how to prepare and follow-up on GIRFT deep dive visits and national report publications.

Click here to register for our ‘getting the most from GIRFT’ lunchtime webinar >

This webinar will be held via Zoom at 12.30 – 13.30 on Thursday 9th September

All NHS managers and clinicians are invited to hear from a panel of senior leaders, clinicians and GIRFT leads from the Calderdale and Huddersfield and Plymouth trusts and to ask the teams directly how they maximise the impact of GIRFT in their trust.

This toolkit will help you answer:

  • What are the benefits to trusts of embedding the GIRFT approach
  • How do we maximise the impact of GIRFT in our trust?
  • How do we achieve this in our trust? Including:
    • Who can lead this work?
    • How do we engage staff across the trust?
    • What meetings, reporting and other governance will support this?

Watch our series of toolkit videos

An introduction to the toolkit and the role of GIRFT in improving quality of patient care.

Clinical introduction and overview

Creating a GIRFT central team and preparing for a deep-dive

Pre-visit meet and deep-dive

Post deep-dive action planning

GIRFT national and regional reports

Creating a trust-level GIRFT team

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GIRFT trust email inbox
  • Senior level leadership and backing
  • Multi-professional membership
  • Excellent working relationships
  • A monitored organisational GIRFT email address (e.g. [email protected]) to co-ordinate external and internal communication
  • Central repository of GIRFT deep-dive data packs / trust reports, observation notes, action plans and progress against improvement responses
  • Continuity and consistency
  • Engagement and visibility of GIRFT work in the trust
  • Structured onward internal reporting process and function
  • Effective use of data by the trust
  • Leadership in embedding GIRFT
  • Service level responses
  • Effective trust-wide response to GIRFT