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. 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.

Above from left to right: Jackie Rennie and Anita Read

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.

Commenting on their award, Trust orthopaedic surgery consultant and NJR co-ordinator Mr Rajesh Sofat said:

“Improving patient safety is of the up-most importance and something all staff 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. I would also like to thank joint replacement nurse Anita Read and NJR data administrator Jackie Rennie, as this wouldn’t have been possible without them.”

Click here for more details about the NJR’s quality data provider certificate scheme