Nicola Joyce

Nicola is Director of the GIRFT team responsible for the delivery of the project’s clinically-led reviews and deep dives. Nicola is one of the founder members of GIRFT and has been part of the project since its inception, helping to model the methodology used to run the programme.

She has been on nearly all the orthopaedic deep dives with Professor Briggs and has seen first-hand the variation in clinical practice across the board. She is passionate about the work her and her team are doing to help reduce unwarranted variation and improve patient care across all the workstreams.

Nicola has been working in the NHS since 2006 where she joined Oxford University Hospitals providing project support in a public consultation relating to the Horton Hospital in Banbury. Following this, she helped support the trust through its foundation trust application before moving to another trust.