National report on cranial neurosurgery published

Click here to download and read the full report > Review of cranial neurosurgery identifies opportunities to reduce length of hospital stay Recommendations seek to optimise the use of surgical resources and help more patients receive treatment sooner Patients with some types of brain tumour could avoid long stays in hospital if trusts adopted an […]

GIRFT works with clinicians to develop new online portal

Single point of access to comparative data for hospital consultants will help improve outcomes for patients Improvements in patient care will be supported by the development of a new secure online portal enabling secondary care consultants to access individual and comparable clinical information and learning resources. The National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP) is developing the […]

National report on cardiothoracic surgery published

Click here to download and read the full report >  Cardiothoracic proposals promise less delays and more successful outcomes for patients GIRFT report makes 20 recommendations to improve practice, process and outcomes Smarter bed management and using designated specialist teams for key cardiothoracic surgery procedures will deliver better outcomes for thousands of patients suffering life-threatening […]

Clinical ambassadors appointed to support local NHS trusts

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT), a programme designed to improve clinical quality and efficiency within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variation, has appointed 17 leading clinicians to join its regional implementation teams as Clinical Ambassadors. The Clinical Ambassadors will work with clinicians and senior managers at local NHS Trusts to improve quality of care […]