24 April 2018

Trust awarded for commitment to patient safety by the National Joint Registry

The Trust has been awarded a ‘Quality Data Provider’ certificate by the National Joint Registry (NJR), after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits and meeting a number of targets related to patient safety.

Mr Guy Selmon Orthopaedic Consultant (first right) with some of the Orthopaedic team

Mr Guy Selmon Orthopaedic Consultant (first right) with some of the Orthopaedic team

The award scheme aims to recognise and reward best practice, highlight the importance of quality data collection, and help show that better data collection leads to better patient care.

The National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man (NJR) has awarded 85 hospitals certificates as NJR Quality Data Providers for 2016/17. The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knees, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients and clinicians. The audits looked at the accurate number of joint replacement procedures submitted to the registry compared to the number carried out and recorded in the hospital’s patient records system.

Mr Guy Selmon, Orthopaedic Consultant and Trust Clinical Lead, said: “Improving patient safety is something we all take very seriously. We fully support the National Joint Registry’s work in facilitating improvement in clinical outcomes and governance for the benefit of joint replacement patients and we’re delighted to be awarded as a quality data provider. We were required to meet six ambitious targets and being awarded this certificate recognises the effort made by all stakeholders within the pathway. ”

The NJR is largest registry of its kind in the world. The data collected provides quality, robust evidence in regard to patient safety, standards in quality of care and overall cost-effectiveness in joint replacement surgery.