Francis Stafford GIRFT's new clinical lead for ENT

New clinical lead for ENT ‘looking forward to the challenge’

A new clinical lead has been appointed to head the GIRFT ear, nose and throat (ENT)  workstream as the programme drives forward its work to support elective recovery across the NHS in England. Francis (Frank) Stafford, a consultant ENT and head and neck surgeon at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, replaces Andrew Marshall […]

Jon Bhargava appointed as GIRFT joint lead for ophthalmology

Third clinical lead joins GIRFT’s team for ophthalmology

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme has appointed a third clinician to join its clinical leadership team for ophthalmology, supporting trusts and systems to meet surgical demand as part of the NHS’ elective recovery drive. Jonathan (Jon) Bhargava, a consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, […]

Log in to access new GIRFT ophthalmology metrics on Model Health System

A series of key metrics to help NHS teams gauge performance and improvement across eye care services has been published to the Model Health System. As the NHS works to restore activity to better than pre-COVID levels, GIRFT has worked with the National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme (NECRTP) to gather data via a […]