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.
The endocrine system controls hormones in the body which regulate functions such as sexual development, metabolism and growth. There are over 600,000 endocrinology appointments in the NHS each year, and that number is steadily increasing. This GIRFT national report for endocrinology makes 17 recommendations to improve patient experience and outcomes in England.
You will need a FutureNHS account to view this report, or you can view a short video summary which includes key recommendations.