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Getting it right first time!

8 October, 2019
Elaine Quick and Lucy Beeley
Elaine Quick and Lucy Beeley

Two advisors have been appointed to the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme to support work in the radiology workstream.

Elaine Quick, a former radiology service manager, and Lucy Beeley, group manager for radiology at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, will be working with GIRFT clinical lead Dr Kath Halliday and senior clinical advisor Dr Giles Maskell in their national review of radiology and imaging services across England.

Both hope to offer their expertise and knowledge in areas such as capacity and demand planning, pathway management, waiting list management, coding and recruitment, as the review team visits all NHS trusts with a radiology service before making recommendations in a national report that is due to be published in 2020.

Elaine, who recently retired from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, said, “Getting It Right First Time provides a real opportunity to improve services for patients and I am looking forward to identifying best practice which can be shared across all radiology services, regardless of locality.” .

She has held several roles at the trust, including radiology service manager and imaging strategy lead, and is currently leading the procurement of PACS in Greater Manchester.

Group manager at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals for the past four years, Lucy has worked for 20 years as an NHS manager. She has a special interest in developing good organisational cultures.

Lucy said: “I am delighted to be part of this team and supporting the Getting It Right First Time programme to enable the development of high quality radiology services across the country.”

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme designed to improve care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variation. 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.

“GIRFT is led by frontline clinicians, who know exactly what is working well and what needs improvement in our hospitals. I am looking forward to working with Elaine and Lucy, who between them bring many years of knowledge to our GIRFT review. With them on board, we look forward to publishing a national report which will make a real difference to patients and to the specialty as a whole,” said Kath Halliday.

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