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Tim Briggs: GIRFT, that’s the main thing

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 28 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1188
Duncan Smith


Tim Briggs, 60, is national director for clinical quality and efficiency in the NHS and chair of the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme, which aims to improve quality for patients and squeeze out unwarranted variation and complications. He qualified at the Royal London Hospital, has worked for the NHS for 36 years, and has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital since 1992. As president of the British Orthopaedic Association he led the GIRFT nationwide study, …

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