There are big variations in care for people receiving orthopedic services in the NHS – orthopedics covers conditions involving the musculoskeletal system including hip and knee replacement surgery. We are evaluating the Getting it Right First Time programme – or GIRFT – which aims to improve services and make sure people get more consistent care across the whole NHS.
Part of our evaluation involves asking two sets of people –
i) patients over 60 who have had orthopaedic surgery in the last two years
ii) people over 60
about their views on orthopaedic surgery and improving outcomes.
We’re running focus groups in April and May at the UCL Farr Institute
UCL Farr Institute, 222 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DA
i) People who have had a hip or knee replacement in a NHS hospital within the last two years Aged over 60
ii) People over 60
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