GIRFT and Model Health System
Model Health System (formerly Model Hospital) is a digital information service designed to help NHS providers improve their productivity and efficiency. GIRFT is working in partnership with the Model Health System team to include GIRFT metrics on the portal, providing valuable insight to helps trusts improve their performance.
Many of the GIRFT programme’s specialty workstreams now have a selection of GIRFT metrics available to view on the Model Health System platform. Users are able to drill down into each metric in more detail to understand where improvements can be made. GIRFT data is available for the following specialties:
- ENT surgery
- General surgery
- Oral & maxillofacial surgery
- Orthopaedics (T&O)
- Paediatric ENT
- Paediatric surgery
- Paediatric trauma and orthopaedic surgery
- Spinal services
- Vascular surgery
Model Health System can be accessed by anyone who works within NHS trusts, from board to ward, as well as arm’s length bodies. The GIRFT data on the portal is the most up-to-date available and enables trusts to gain a deeper understanding of their current performance and opportunities for improvement. Each GIRFT metric has the methodology used for calculation included.
In August 2021, Model Health System hosted a masterclass webinar on understanding and navigating GIRFT metrics on the MHS. A recording of the masterclass is available here (you will need to log in to the Model Health System to view). A summary of questions and answers from the webinar can be found here.