RCS responds to GIRFT report on urology services in England
11 Jul 2018
The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme has today (11 July) published its report on urology in England.
Responding to the report’s recommendations, Mr Ian Eardley, Senior Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons and practising urologist, said:
“The Royal College of Surgeons is supportive of the recommendations put forward by GIFRT for urology services in England. The changes to the way services are provided which GIRFT advises offer an opportunity to improve the quality of care patients receive.
“We are particularly supportive of the recommendations the report makes on variation in emergency practice with respect to stone disease and urinary retention.
“The RCS welcomes the proposal to enhance training for specialist urological nurses, and believes that patients would benefit from this being extended to other members of the wider surgical team, including physician associates and surgical care practitioners.”
Notes to editors
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