Getting It Right First Time

The "Getting it Right First Time" report on vascular surgery was released in March 2018

View the GIRFT Report

I am pleased that the report recognises the importance of anaesthetic care and perioperative medicine in delivering good outcomes for our patients. This approach has been welcomed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Patients undergoing vascular procedures face particular risks due to co-existing disease and complex interventions. They benefit greatly from expert anesthetic care. The VASGBI will work with the the College, the Vascular Society and other partners to ensure that the perioperative care and expertise delivered by anaesthetists is at the centre of the care of these patients.

Please do contact the VASGBI if you wish to discuss the report with me and the other members of your committee.

Yours sincerely


Simon Howell Chairman, Vascular Anaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland

15th March 2018