Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme recruiting new clinical leads
GIRFT is a national programme, led by frontline clinicians, created to help improve the quality of medical and clinical care by identifying and reducing unwarranted variations in service and practice. It is a partnership between the NHS Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust (RNOH) and our Operational Productivity Directorate.
The programme is recruiting new clinical leads as it grows to cover more than 30 clinical specialties.
New contractual arrangements for trainee doctors – guardians of safe working
With every trust now having made a permanent appointment, guardians of safe working will need to be supported at all levels to work with appropriate autonomy to ensure that safe working principles are upheld and concerns relating to hours worked and access to training opportunities are properly addressed.
Very Senior Manager (VSM) update
In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact our trust resourcing team via email@example.com.
Patient experience event – Wednesday 22 March, Birmingham
We have designed this learning event with and for your heads of patient experience. It will focus on ’patient-powered improvement’ specifically looking at approaches to:
- harnessing patient feedback to drive improvement in services and the quality of care
- delivering improvement through patient /staff partnerships
There will be contributions from Ellen Armistead – CQC Chief Nurse for Inspections, Dr Navina Evans - CEO of East London NHS Foundation Trust, together with a range of staff from trusts giving practical examples of the work they have done and are doing to integrate patient experience into the DNA of their organisations.
We anticipate significant demand and suggest you identify one person from your trust to attend and book early.
Chief executive and chair induction day – Tuesday 28 March, London
This event provides a comprehensive introduction to how NHS Improvement can support you in your roles. It will be facilitated by some of our senior executives including our chairman, Ed Smith.
Sessions will include:
- shared learning on the challenges facing chief executives and chairs
- a discussion around systems wide leadership
- our approach to supporting providers
If you are a new chief executive or chair and would like to attend, or to find out more, please contact Edwin.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fifth annual elective care conference – Thursday 4 May, Birmingham
This year’s conference will focus on how to manage and improve elective care services when faced with growing waiting lists. The event will look at the system wide and local solutions that are there to help in the delivery of elective care services for patients.
Midlands and East update
Masterclass: Improving bank use and reducing agency spend – Friday 24 February, Northampton
Chief executives networking event – Wednesday 15 March, Leicester
COO networking event – Tuesday 4 April, Leicester
Please save the date - registration details coming soon.
Chairs networking event: Wednesday 26 April, Leicester
Chairs and chief executives networking event: Friday 3 March, London
Chairs networking event: Thursday 4 May, Leeds
To find out more or to register your attendance, please contact email@example.com
Updates from our partners
From the Royal College of Physicians (RCP): 2017 Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit programme (FFFAP) – registration now open
FFFAP is a national clinical audit programme, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and managed by the RCP.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a registration form or if you have any queries.
From The Health Foundation: Innovating for improvement – funding opportunity
The Health Foundation has £1.5 million available for up to 20 teams to test and develop innovative ideas to improve healthcare delivery in the UK.
It is particularly interested in applications from teams who will be applying an innovative use of data. Each team will receive up to £75,000 of funding, over 15 months, to support the implementation and evaluation of their project.
The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Tuesday 28
March 2017. The Health Foundation reserves the right to close ahead of this
date if the programme is oversubscribed.