GIRFT Virtual Wards Pre-visit Questionnaire

Closes 31 Oct 2024

Opened 9 Nov 2023


NHSE GIRFT and the national Virtual Ward's team are working together to deliver data-driven and clinically-led reviews of virtual ward services.
The reviews will:

  • Use data and insights to understand the context of your virtual ward, how care is delivered, and how your virtual ward compares to other similar wards across the country.
  • Identify good practice and learning, as well as challenges in delivery and opportunities for improvement. 
  • Agree actions to take forward which will support the growth or improved delivery of your virtual ward.

This questionnaire will help us to understand how your virtual ward is being delivered and will be used to compile a data pack which will be shared with you ahead of the review. The questionnaire should take around 45 minutes to complete. The patient journey audit (spreadsheet attached to the email) will need to be completed by someone with the appropriate clinical expertise. Please complete one version of this questionnaire per ward. If you have any questions about the questionnaire or feedback on how it could be improved, please contact

Information required


  • Nurses
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Directors of public health
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupation therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Allied health professionals
  • Care-givers
  • GP Practices
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Medical directors
  • Directors of nursing
  • Chief executives
  • Foundation trusts
  • Community healthcare trusts
  • GP Practices
  • Primary care
  • NHS trusts
  • Integrated care system
  • Health and Social Care Information Centre


  • Specialised commissioning
  • Primary care
  • Health and social care policy
  • NHS England
  • Getting it right first time (GIRFT)