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Sinus surgery publication

Author of data-driven study providing evidence day case sinus surgery is safe

New research led by the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) team has supported the safety of performing endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) as a day case for most patients. The new study – Safety of day-case endoscopic sinus surgery in England,…
Joint lead author on national guidance of learning from clinical negligence claims

Joint lead author on national guidance of learning from clinical negligence claims

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) and NHS Resolution best practice guide for clinicians and managers. A recommended structure for learning from clinical negligence claims - to be led by legal teams, supported by clinicians and manage…
paper for outcomes for day care tonsillectomy surgery

Author of paper for outcomes for day care tonsillectomy surgery

Safety of day-case paediatric tonsillectomy in England: an analysis of administrative data for the Getting It Right First Time programme, Anaesthesia. 2022 Mar We used the Hospital Episodes Statistics database to investigate unwarranted variation…
Endoscopic pituitary surgery paper

Landmark paper on volume outcome measures related to endoscopic pituitary surgery

The volume-outcome relationship for endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery for benign neoplasm: analysis of an administrative dataset for England, Br J Neurosurg. 2023 Feb Setting minimum annual volume thresholds for pituitary surgery…
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…
Management of rhinitis in primary care video

Video of talk at Guidelines Live on management of rhinitis in primary care

Mr Annakan Navaratnam gave a talk offering practical tips from a primary care point of view in managing rhinitis. Focusing on how to assess symptoms, management strategies, red flags that GPs should be aware of and when they should refer to…
Septoplasty for nasal obstruction paper

Paper published in British Medical Journal on septoplasty for nasal obstruction

Septoplasty for nasal obstruction: New trial paves the way for evidence based guidelines, Annakan V Navaratnam, Alfonso Luca Pendolino Health resources everywhere are stretched in this post-pandemic era. The pursuit of effectiveness has led…