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Eye health experts call for urgent action on hospital eyecare to reduce delays and improve patient safety

The Association of Optometrists (AOP), The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have joined forces to issue a statement outlining steps to tackle increasing pressure on hospital eye departments in England. Calling on NHS England leaders, the organisations are urging that new models of eyecare with adequate funding, are introduced in a

2019 Ophthalmology GIRFT report published

MORE SIGHT-SAVING SURGERY POSSIBLE, SAYS NATIONAL REPORT GIRFT recommendations aim to make best use of theatre time to improve patient care The Ophthalmology GIRFT report has been published today. In the foreword, Mike Burdon, president welcomes the publication, ‘It reflects a huge commitment by the GIRFT team to analyse the ophthalmology services being delivered at

GIRFT programme recruiting Trainees as local trust data leads

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national clinician-led programme designed to improve the quality of medical care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variation. In addition to the programme of supportive visits to each ophthalmology department in England, GIRFT has set up a Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Audit. In ophthalmology, it aims

GIRFT Surgical Site Infection Audit – Register by 1 May 2017 to participate

The national Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme, sponsored by NHS Improvement and supported by its partners across the wider NHS in England, is establishing, from 8 May 2017, a new audit of patients with surgical site infections (SSIs), particularly examining their care peri- and post-operatively. This audit has the support of Professor Dame Sally

Getting It Right First Time for Ophthalmology

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) report into orthopaedic surgery, published by Professor Tim Briggs in 2012, suggested that changes could be made to improve pathways of care, patient experience and outcomes within the specialty, which would also deliver significant cost savings. As a result The Secretary of State for Health and NHS England