The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme designed to improve the treatment and care through in-depth review of services, benchmarking, and presenting a data-driven evidence base to support change.
The programme undertakes clinically-led reviews of specialties, combining wide-ranging data analysis with the input and professional knowledge of senior clinicians to examine how things are currently being done and how they could be improved.
GIRFT is part of an aligned set of programmes within NHS England. The programme has the backing of the Royal Colleges and professional associations.
GIRFT workstreams include:
- Acute and general medicine
- Adult critical care
- Emergency medicine & urgent and emergency care programme
- Mental health – rehabilitation
- Mental health – adult crisis and acute care
- Mental health – children and young people’s services
- Paediatric critical care
- Radiology and diagnostics
GIRFT recommendations and data can be really helpful in demonstrating the need for improvements to services, and have the benefit of clinical backing.
Find out more about key organisations and teams within the NHS:
- Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)
- Integrated Care Boards (ICBs)
- Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs)
- Specialised commissioning
- National clinical leadership
- The Care Quality Commission
- The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
- Levels of planning and commissioning: Regional, Place and Neighbourhood