Professor Tim Briggs CBE
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Chair of the GIRFT programme, National Director for Clinical Improvement and Elective Recovery
Professor Briggs is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and National Director for Clinical Improvement and Elective Recovery for NHS England in November 2022. He is Chair of the GIRFT programme and leads the roll out of GIRFT methodology across all surgical and medical specialties.
Professor Briggs first conceived and developed the GIRFT programme to review elective orthopaedic surgery and address a range of observed and undesirable variations in orthopaedics. In the 12 months after the pilot GIRFT programme, it delivered an estimated £30m-£50m of efficiencies in orthopaedic care and improvement in patients’ outcomes.