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.
In England, there are around 200 specialist paediatric surgeons working across 22 specialist trusts. This report presents recommendations to improve surgery for children based on visits to these specialist centres and 67 high-volume, non-specialist trusts.
Key recommendations include:
- delivering surgery for the most complex conditions in fewer centres of expertise.
- reducing the number of unnecessary operations.
- increasing the scope of day surgery.
You will need a FutureNHS account to view this report, or you can view a short video summary which includes key recommendations.