GIRFT Questionnaire - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Closed 16 Aug 2020

Opened 28 Feb 2020


Getting It Right First Time

Following on from the first round of deep-dive visits. The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Review team would like to request additional information before the second round of visits where we aim to see trusts working as a network. 

The work will culminate in the publication of a second report which will include a set of national recommendations, aimed at improving quality of care and reducing expenditure on areas such as complications, litigation, procurement and treatments which lack an appropriate evidence-base. In addition, the report will examine progress on the recommendations in the previous report. This work will also support the continued development of the Model Hospital dashboard, which will provide Trusts with bench-marking information against which they can compare their own efficiency and productivity, specialty by specialty.

In line with the recommendation in the 2018 National report to review maxillofacial laboratories, this questionnaire includes questions on maxillofacial laboratories.

Information Governance Notice

Why are we collecting the data?

The results from the questionnaire will be used to support NHS Improvement’s duty under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to protect and promote the interests of people who use health care services by promoting provision of health care services which are, inter alia, economic, efficient and effective.

GIRFT is a national programme overseen by NHS Improvement that aims to be deliver quality improvement in patient outcomes through peer to peer discussion with Clinicians and managers in trust and wider local partners.  It combines wide-ranging data analysis with the input and professional knowledge of Clinicians to examine how things are currently being done and how they could be improved.

Results from the questionnaire will be used for only two purposes: (1) to support GIRFT deep dive or GIRFT implementation meetings in hospitals; (2) to support recommendations in the GIRFT national specialty report. In this latter publication, no values for identifiable Trusts will be displayed.

The type and level of data being collected?

The questionnaire will not collect patient identifiable information.  The questions cover both quantifiable and qualitative themes with some response being a paragraph or two explaining how a particular trust interacts with neighboring organizations (for example).  Most responses will be either yes/no or numbers, both of which  GIRFT may use for benchmarking analysis.

The questionnaire may request the name and contact details of the person who submitted responses to allow GIRFT to follow-up for clarification of answers.

Who will access the data and how will it be further shared?

The results from the questionnaire will be stored within the secure IT environment managed by NHS Improvement, and will never leave this environment. Data will be accessed only by a small number of GIRFT staff that have NHS Improvement permission to use the secure NHS Improvement IT environment Data will be regularly backed up and will be stored until no longer required for the purpose of the implementation of GIRFT programme. GIRFT may also share the data internally within NHS England and Improvement to support our wider efficiency and productivity programmes and delivery of all statutory responsibilities of NHS England, Monitor and TDA.  

Data from the audit will be shared back with participating trusts at aggregate level within the GIRFT trust-level data packs.

Data Quality and Validation

Before you submit your Trust’s questionnaire, it is worth noting that NHSI will not validate any answers. Please ensure that you check the quality of your data (in terms of both accuracy and completeness) before submission.