Chair of GIRFT and National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHS, GIRFT and NHS
Professor Briggs CBE, MBBS (Hons), MD(Res), MCh(Orth), FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Eng) qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 1982 with honours in surgery and a number of prizes. After his senior registrar training he was appointed to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital as consultant in 1992. His specialist interests are in orthopaedic oncology as well as surgery to the hip and knee. He was Medical Director at the RNOH for 15 years, ensuring a re-build and was President of the British Orthopaedic Association in 2014. He was appointed as National Director for Clinical Quality and Efficiency for the NHS in September 2015 and asked to lead and roll out his GIRFT methodology, developed in orthopaedics, across all surgical and medical specialties within the provider network. Professor Briggs was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List for services to the surgical profession. Professor Briggs was made National Director of Clinical Improvement for the NHSE & NHSI in January 2019.