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RCoA 13 – The GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time) Project



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Following this discussion is had about the GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time) project. The stated aim is ‘to help improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations, bringing efficiencies and improving patient outcomes’. This piece gives you the detail from one of the joint clinical leads.
Presented by Monty Mythen, Joff Lacey and Desiree Chappell with their guest Dr Michael Swart, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Torbay Hospital and advisor to the UK Department of Health for the Enhanced Recovery Programme.

 

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RCoA 13 – The GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time) Project

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