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GIRFT Children and Young People: Testicular torsion pathway

National consensus pathway for management of testicular torsion: join our webinar

NHS England’s Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme has brought together a multi-disciplinary group of more than 50 NHS colleagues to build a new national consensus pathway for best practice management of testicular torsion.

Implementing the pathway can not only shorten the time between the onset of testicular pain and surgical treatment for torsion, reducing the number of testicles lost, but can also limit the number of boys having unnecessary surgery when their pain is not caused by testicular torsion. Access the testicular torsion pathway.


The working group was led by Rachel Harwood, paediatric surgery registrar at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and Professor Simon Kenny OBE, NHS England’s national clinical director for children and young people (CYP). They will host a webinar on 27 February (1pm) to highlight the pathway and discuss the importance of engagement with boys and young adults and their parents/carers to raise awareness of testicular torsion. Register.

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