Horton named as Quality Data Provider for joint replacement operations


The award demonstrates the high standards being met

The Horton General Hospital has been named as a Quality Data Provider by the National Joint Registry (NJR).   They monitor the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow, and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve clinical outcomes for patients and support clinicians.

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 the team at the Horton were required to meet a series of six ambitious targets including compliance with the NJR’s mandatory national audit assessing data completeness and quality within the registry.

Dr Anny Sykes is the Interim Chief Medical Officer at Oxford University Hospitals (OUH), which manages the Horton General.   She said: “We’re delighted to be recognised as an NJR Quality Data Provider. Improving patient safety is of the upmost importance and something all staff take very seriously. We are supportive of the National Joint Registry’s work in facilitating improvement in clinical outcomes and governance for the benefit of joint replacement patients.”

Graham Sleat, Deputy Clinical Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics at OUH, added: “We are very proud to have been recognised by the National Joint Registry in this way. This is a recognition of the hard work of our team at the Horton General Hospital in providing high quality care for patients with fractured neck of femur, which includes closely monitoring our clinical outcomes for the benefit of our patients.”

Mr Tim Wilton, National Joint Registry Medical Director said: “Congratulations to colleagues at the Horton General Hospital. 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.

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

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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