Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is designed to improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations. By tackling variations in the way services are delivered across the NHS, and by sharing best practice between trusts, GIRFT identifies changes that will help improve care and patient outcomes, as well as delivering efficiencies such as the reduction of unnecessary procedures and cost savings.
There are an average of 15.5 million emergency department attendances each year in England, and since 2012 there has been a 74% increase in admissions to hospital via emergency departments. The GIRFT emergency medicine report makes 17 recommendations to help match capacity to local demand and improve patient flow.
You will need a FutureNHS account to view this report, or you can watch a short video summary which includes key recommendations.