[PDF] Urology : GIRFT programme National speciality report

Source:
British Association of Urological Surgeons - BAUS
Publisher:
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
Publication date:
22 June 2018

Abstract

TheGetting ItRight First Time (GIRFT) programme covers 35 surgical andmedical specialties, working directly with frontline clinicians to identify and reduce unwarranted variations in service delivery and clinical practice.When I began the first specialty review of orthopaedic surgery more than five years ago, it was clear when visiting hospitals and meeting surgeons, clinicians, managers and supportteams how everyone shares a desire to improve practices,techniques and processes forthe benefit of our patients. Staff across the NHS recognise and supportthe importance of having a betterinsight and understanding of how their specialty is performing and the kind of impact unwarranted variation is having on their services.

Each GIRFT review results in a report that includes a range of evidence-based recommendations that our clinical leads, all experts in theirfield, feel would truly make a difference to patient care and efficiency in that specialty. In tackling the variation in the way services are provided and delivered, we are able to identify recommendations that can help improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients, as well as helping the NHS deliver much-needed efficiency savings.