Endocrinology teams are invited to a GIRFT webinar to hear how recommendations from the recently-published national report for endocrinology can support service improvement and elective recovery.
The new GIRFT national report adds to growing evidence that consolidating thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary surgery can lower the rate of complications, improve outcomes from surgery and reduce the length of time patients stay in hospital, which is especially important in the context of COVID-19.
The authors of the report – GIRFT clinical lead Professor John Wass and clinical ambassador Mark Lansdown – are hosting a webinar on 25 November 2021 to present their findings and recommendations. The webinar will also look at how the report supports the aims of the National Outpatient Transformation Programme (NOTP).
The webinar will be of interest to those providing services for specialist endocrinology, physicians providing endocrine services, and surgeons involved in endocrine surgery including general surgery, ENT, paediatric surgery, neurosurgery and urology. Register here.
The event will be joined by Professor John Newell-Price, professor of endocrinology and consultant endocrinologist at the University of Sheffield, who will discuss how hospitals can improve outcomes for patients who need endocrine surgery by directing them to surgeons who perform the specialist operations more often.
Radu Mihai, president of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS), will address volume-outcome relationships in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery and highlight the need for an accurate national database.
Other speakers at the event include:
- Antonia Brooke, consultant endocrinologist at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Helen Doran, consultant endocrine and general surgeon at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust