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Tackling variation case studies shared

By Editor
14th February 2019
Good practice

A bank of case studies has been brought together by a national programme designed to improve NHS diabetes care by reducing unwarranted variations.

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is working to tackle variations in the way services are delivered across the NHS by sharing best practice between trusts.

GIRFT identifies changes that will help improve care and patient outcomes, as well as delivering efficiencies such as the reduction of unnecessary procedures and cost savings.

The Good practice diabetes case studies showcases a variety of case studies of good practice which NHS trusts may wish to adopt to support improvements in diabetes care and treatment.

The GIRFT process is all about reducing variation and championing good work worthy emulating, Dr Partha Kar

The examples are peer reviewed and judged by professionals and those living with diabetes and include Quality in Care examples and the Diabetes UK inpatient and hospital care shared good practice programme.

Dr Partha Kar is a joint clinical lead of the diabetes programme alongside Professor Gerry Rayman, a Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, and the Diabetes Research Unit at Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust.

Dr Kar, a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Associate National Clinical Director, diabetes, NHS England, said: “There are many examples of fantastic care in diabetes across the NHS. What we could do better is being ready and willing to learn from each other. The GIRFT process is all about reducing variation and championing good work worthy emulating. This website gives a place where good examples are easy to access – examples reviewed by peers and those living with diabetes- which could help reduce variation in diabetes care.”

Links will be added on an on an ongoing basis that signpost to innovative approaches.

To access the database, click here.

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