BOA statement of support for GIRFT report on spinal surgery
The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) welcomes the first National Spinal GIRFT Report as a natural continuation of the process started by the BOA in orthopaedics.
The results clearly show significant variation in provision and results for spinal surgery, and we welcome the recommendations as proposed to reduce this inequality.
The BOA has always maintained that surgeons should contribute to any available national audit, and as such has supported the British Spine Registry as the leading source of clinical spinal data.
Orthopaedic GIRFT has already highlighted the opportunity for greater efficiency and value in clinical delivery, and we welcome the suggested implementation of the Regional Spinal Networks programme which will empower local clinical teams to improve their service delivery in the most appropriate manner.
You can download the full report online here.