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Tim Briggs CBE

Professor Tim Briggs CBE

Chair of the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme and National Director of Clinical Improvement for NHS England and NHS Improvement, Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)

As an orthopaedic surgeon, Tim first conceived and developed the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme to review elective surgery and address the variations in orthopaedics he had observed in his work. He was appointed as National Director for Clinical Quality and Efficiency for the NHS in 2015 and asked to lead and roll out his GIRFT methodology across 40 surgical, medical and cross-cutting specialties. In January 2019, he was appointed as the National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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