GIRFT has a comprehensive programme in place to help implement the recommendations highlighted in each national report, including support to individual providers to implement these recommendations locally.
GIRFT liaises with the seven NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams to support trusts, commissioners, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) in putting national recommendations into local practice and to deliver any trust-specific recommendations emerging from deep dive meetings. These teams also help to disseminate best practice across the country, matching up trusts who might benefit from collaborating in selected areas of clinical practice.
We work closely with other NHS bodies and programmes working at regional and trust level, such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC), to ensure a complementary approach and to streamline requests to providers.
GIRFT also works nationally with a wide range of clinical, governmental and public bodies to design a series of complementary levers which help trusts deliver the recommendations on the ground. This ranges from working with the Royal Colleges and national professional associations and societies on best practice guidance, to working with NHS England and NHS Improvement to ensure that GIRFT recommendations are reflected in any future evolution to regulation or national guidelines.
Through all our efforts, regional and national, GIRFT strives to embody the ‘shoulder to shoulder’ ethos which has become our hallmark as we support clinicians nationwide to deliver continuous quality improvement for the benefit of their patients.