The clinical leads for the emergency medicine workstream were appointed on 20th June 2017, with the endorsement of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. You can read more about the appointments here.
You can contact the project manager for this workstream at [email protected]
The GIRFT national report on emergency medicine has now been published
Click here to read an overview of the report and its recommendations.
We’ve also produced a short video with a summary of the report, including the key recommendations and opportunities for improvement
Clinical Lead: Dr Christopher Moulton
Consultant in emergency medicine at the Royal Bolton Hospital and former vice-president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Dr Chris Moulton has been a consultant in emergency medicine at the Royal Bolton Hospital in the North of England for more than 25 years.
He was the vice-president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine for six years (2013-19) and is also the co-author of the standard textbook Lecture Notes: Emergency Medicine (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford).
Chris is a fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Previously, he was senior lecturer in emergency medicine at the Victoria University of Manchester and secretary of the European Society for Emergency Medicine.
He is now a visiting professor in emergency medicine at the University of Bolton.
Former Clinical Lead: the late Dr Clifford Mann OBE
Dr Mann sadly died in February 2021. As the National Clinical Director for urgent and emergency care with NHS England, consultant in emergency medicine at the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and former president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, he was hugely respected in the field of emergency medicine. Read tributes to Dr Mann here.
Cliff was NHS England’s National Clinical Director for urgent and emergency care and a consultant in emergency medicine with the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. He was appointed an Officer of the Order (OBE) in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list for services to emergency medicine.
On his appointment to GIRFT, he said: “On the face of it there is a lot of disparity between trusts, but GIRFT looks at the resources and the outcomes to provide a much fairer picture of where we should be learning from, so we have a level playing field.
“GIRFT will illuminate many of the key issues A&E departments face, but it will be fair to staff and patients in understanding the challenges, the resources available and the outcomes. This will help trusts and the NHS make more informed choices about investment and spending.”