26 September 2017

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme is recruiting a senior clinical pathology advisor

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme aims to help NHS trusts reduce unwarranted variation in clinical quality, productivity and efficiency across 35 clinical work-streams and associated clinical services, and enable £1.4bn of annual recurring efficiencies to be delivered by 2020-21.

GIRFT is looking to recruit a Senior Clinical Advisor for pathology. 

The post will support the creation of a national review of all data using GIRFT methodology relating to the delivery of pathology services across England. Providers will be benchmarked against one another and best practice, with each trust receiving a comprehensive review of their data and receiving support to tackle the challenges and findings behind the variation that the review highlights. The role involves close collaborative working with National Clinical Directors and Specialised Commissioning Clinical Reference Group Chairs within NHS England where they are in place and also with pathology leads where they exist within the Medical Directorate of NHS Improvement. It also offers a unique opportunity to add the clinical scientist perspective to make a difference at a national level.

You can download an application pack here: 


  • Closing date for applications: 15 October 2017
  • Interview date: Tuesday 31 October, Central London