In February of 2023 the Department of Health commissioned a Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Rapid Review of Urology. Getting It Right First Time, hosted by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) is a clinically led, data driven programme of healthcare quality improvement, developed in the NHS in England. The aim of the RNOH/GIRFT review was to identify areas of improvement and to help the Department of Health to have a better understanding about how Urology services are being delivered across the region.
The report has identified a series of 40 recommendations to improve the service, in addition to a list of recommendations for each Trust. These recommendations have been accepted in principle by the Department of Health. Work is already underway on many of the recommendations; however, others will require funding and resources. The Department will be engaging with relevant stakeholders to consider the implementation of the recommendations.