Author of National COVID 19 guidance

Author of national COVID 19 guidance

Best practice guidance to help hospital staff and managers improve the care of COVID-19 patients has been issued to trusts by the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) team.

Based on the experiences of hospital trusts that performed well during the early phase of the pandemic, the guidance shares successful innovations and practices which others can utilise and adopt.

Drawing on the GIRFT programme’s data-driven methodology and the wealth of experience of its national clinical leads, the advice covers infection prevention and control, emergency medicine, critical care, anaesthesia, acute and general medicine, respiratory medicine, diabetes care, and geriatric medicine and community care, as well as looking at cross-cutting themes such as trust leadership and management, research and clinical coding.

The guide – Clinical practice guide for improving the management of adult COVID-19 patients in secondary care – is reviewed and endorsed by 12 key professional societies*.