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Getting It Right First Time Programme

GIRFT Getting It Right First Time
Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme is national programme supported by NHS Improvement which engages clinicians working in acute care with their own data to accelerate the adoption of evidence based practice through peer to peer discussion and review. It has just had funding confirmed for the next three years, and will go forward as a partnership between the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, which first hosted the programme in pilot form, and the Operational Productivity Directorate of NHS Improvement.

 GIRFT Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine job vacancy

An opportunity to make a difference to Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine at a national level

Following the success of Getting It Right First Time’s (GIRFT) orthopaedic pilot, the GIRFT programme is currently expanding, and forms a key part of the roll-out of the recommendations in Lord Carter’s report (February 2016) in operational performance and productivity in acute hospitals.

Working in partnership with the Royal College of Anaesthetists, GIRFT will improve the quality of anaesthesia and perioperative medicine and reduce complications and unwanted variation.  Further it will enable less to be spent on unnecessary treatments, patients will spend less time in hospital and clinicians will be freed up to provide more care – contributing to £1.5bn of health service costs each year.

The Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine will oversee the creation of a national review of all data across England, using the proven GIRFT methodology. Providers will be benchmarked against one another and best practice, with each trust receiving a comprehensive review of their data and receiving support to tackle the challenges and findings behind the variation that the review highlights. The role will involve close collaborative working with GIRFT Clinical Leads, National Clinical Directors and Specialised Commissioning Clinical Reference Group Chairs within NHS England where they are in place, and also with specialty leads within the Medical Directorate of NHS Improvement.

The programme will lead to a national report and set of recommendations and the Clinical Lead will then work with the national GIRFT team, Royal College of Anaesthetists and colleagues across the system to identify what levers need to be in place to support clinicians and organisations in tackling unwarranted variation and in learning from one another in areas of outstanding best practice.

The programme is looking for a skilled and effective clinical leader, recognised as an expert by their clinical colleagues, and who has the endorsement of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.  The role is an exciting opportunity to make a contribution to the shaping of the service nationally, engaging with stakeholders across the specialty and the country. The role is on a part time secondment basis over an initial one-year period and we anticipate an average commitment of 88 days per year. Job sharing is also encouraged.

We would ask that in the first instance you discuss this opportunity with your existing employer to obtain their support in principle for your application.

For more information or to arrange an informal discussion please email Ruth Tyrrell, National HR Lead – GIRFT

To discuss the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ endorsement of your application, please email Natalie Bell, RCoA Business Co-ordinator 

For details of how to apply, download the Role Description below

Closing date: Monday 10th April 2017

Useful documents:Size
Declaration of Interests Form50 KB
Equal Opportunities in Employment Form27 KB
GIRFT Clinical Lead for Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Job Description143.49 KB
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