Gold National Joint Registry award for Horton General Hospital team


The registry monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement procedures

A team at the Horton General Hospital has received a gold award and been named as National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Providers after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.

Their colleagues at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford also received a silver award.

The National Joint Registry monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement procedures to improve the clinical outcomes for patients.

The ‘NJR Quality Data Provider’ certificate scheme was introduced to offer hospitals a blueprint for reaching high quality standards relating to patient safety, and to reward those who have met registry targets.  To achieve the award hospitals were required to meet a series of six ambitious targets during the audit period of 2022/23.

Graham Sleat, Divisional Medical Director of Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Trauma, Specialist Surgery, Children’s and Neonates at OUH, said: “Improving patient safety is of the upmost importance and something our teams take very seriously.  We fully support the National Joint Registry’s work in facilitating improvement in clinical outcomes for the benefit of joint replacement patients and we’re delighted to be awarded as an ‘NJR Quality Data Provider’ at two of our hospitals.”

National Joint Registry Medical Director, Mr Tim Wilton, said: “Congratulations to colleagues at the Horton General Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.  The Quality Data Provider Award demonstrates the high standards being met towards ensuring compliance with the NJR and is often a reflection of strong departmental efforts to achieve such status.

“As well as being a fundamental driver to inform improved quality of care for patients, registry data provides an important source of evidence for regulators, such as the Care Quality Commission, to inform their judgements about the quality of health services.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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