The Getting It Right First Time programme (GIRFT) aims to deliver improvements in quality and reductions in the cost of orthopaedic care in England. The GIRFT approach is currently being rolled out across over 40 other clinical specialities.
We are conducting a mixed methods evaluation of GIRFT in orthopaedics. Qualitative methods are being used to understand the GIRFT approach and the effect of different ‘implementation tools’ intended to promote changes in practice.
We are also exploring patient perceptions of the planned improvements. Quantitative methods are being used to examine ‘what works and at what cost?’