Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT)

Leading clinicians from across the NHS have joined the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme to lead reviews into a range of medical and surgical specialities.

GIRFT LogoOverview


On 18th July 2017 the Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) programme announced the appointment of surgical leads and clinical advisors for 14 new work streams, including breast surgery. 

Professor Tim Briggs, Chair of GIRFT and National Director of Clinical Quality and Efficiency at NHS Improvement, said: “I am delighted that we have attracted another high calibre group of extremely experienced and enthusiastic clinical leads into the GIRFT programme.

“The fact that each work stream is led by an expert in the speciality is a vital part of the GIRFT methodology, because it means trust clinicians know they are dealing with people who really understand the challenges they face.”

Best Practice Time Pathway Share and Learn Event

The new Best Practice Timed Pathway for breast shows how use of the one stop clinic can be optimised by looking at pathways for those who are at low risk of having cancer.

A share and learn event was held on Wednesday 18th October 2023.  View the webinar here and the resources are all available to view here:

Breast Pathway Evaluation - Jennifer Hu

East Midlands Pathway - John Robertson

FDS Performance and Breast Thresholds - Stephen Scott

GIRFT Breast Pathways - Tracey Irvine

Manchester Breast Pathway - Clare Garnsey

Breast Pain Pathway FAQ

Model Health System

The first 100 GIRFT breast metrics are now live on the Model Health System.

A webinar was held to introduce the Model Health System to members of the breast MDT on the 11th October 2022.  You can view a recording of the webinar here

The slides from the webinar are available to view here

GIRFT Report 2021

The GIRFT Report, released in September 2021, is now available to view here 

 View the GIRFT recommendations here

Further information


You can find more information about the Getting it Right First Time programme on the website here.