Dr Foster is one of the suppliers of comprehensive analytics to the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme, a national programme led by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust and NHS Improvement. We collaborate with clinicians, develop clinically relevant metrics and deliver complex analyses from patient-level data for a number of specialties in the GIRFT programme.

GIRFT is a national programme designed to improve medical care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations. By tackling variations in the way services are delivered across the NHS, and by sharing best practice between trusts, GIRFT identifies changes that will help improve care and patient outcomes, as well as delivering efficiencies such as the reduction of unnecessary procedures and cost savings.