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.
Cranial neurosurgery deals with serious and often urgent conditions including head injuries, brain bleeds and brain tumours. Around 75,000 patients receive neurosurgery on the NHS each year. This report makes 15 recommendations to improve patient pathways, reduce length of hospital stays and minimise cancellations and delays.
Watch a short video summary of the report, including key recommendations.