Orthopaedic follow up report front cover

GIRFT orthopaedics follow-up report

The GIRFT orthopaedics follow-up report looks back at how the orthopaedics specialty has changed since Professor Briggs held his first deep-dive visits to trusts in late 2012
The report’s findings show evidence of substantial improvements against all the key GIRFT metrics, meaning that the NHS is providing better quality orthopaedic care, more efficiently. Our headline findings include:

  • Revision rates have fallen every year since 2012, even while total activity and demand grows
  • Average lengths of stay have been reduced by a fifth, releasing over 368k bed-days
  • £696 million of operational and financial opportunities have been released to trusts