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 number of over-85s in England with dementia or other long-term health conditions is predicted to almost double between 2015 and 2035, placing huge demand on geriatric services. This GIRFT report for geriatric medicine focuses on care for older adults with complex needs, including patients living with two or more long-term heath conditions or frailty. It makes 19 recommendations, including the formation of a collaborative integrated frailty system to prevent frailty and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions
You will need a FutureNHS account to view this report, or you can watch a short video summary which includes key recommendations.