VSGBI Quality Improvement for Lower Limb Ischaemia

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The 2018 Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) Report for Vascular Surgery identified significant pathway delays and poor outcomes for patients presenting with critical limb ischaemia.

GIRFT recommended that The Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland developed a Lower Limb Quality Improvement Framework (QIF) to improve rates of revascularisation and reduce amputation rates for these patients.

The Peripheral Arterial Disease QIF (PAD-QIF) was launched by the Vascular Society in April 2019, with the aim reducing the delays in assessment, investigation, and revascularisation in patients with critical limb ischaemia and in turn amputation rates.