BMI The Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, Kent, has been recognised as an National Joint Register (NJR) Quality Data Provider for 2017/2018.
The NJR Quality Data Provider scheme rewards and recognises best practice amongst hospitals that carry out joint replacement operations. The award scheme is part of NHS England’s ongoing drive for greater transparency within the health and care sector. To be recognised as a NJR Quality Data Provider the Chaucer Hospital has to meet a series of ambitious targets set by the NJR.
The hospital’s Clinical Director Jackie Howard says, “We perform lots of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacements. This award recognises our hospital’s collaborative ethos; our Consultants, clinical teams and administrative staff have all played a role in achieving this.”
When patients have a joint replaced they are asked to consent to sharing relevant data with the NJR. The NJR has over 2.5 million records and is used to support decision-making in regard to patient safety, standards in quality care and overall cost effectiveness in joint replacement surgery.
“Reliable data benefits everyone; it helps patients make informed decisions, clinical teams can monitor Consultant outcomes and prosthesis manufacturers can audit their success rates. Better data ultimately equals better patient care. It is fantastic that our hospital has been recognised for setting this blueprint for quality data collection” say Jackie.
Full details about the NJR’s Quality Data Provider certificate scheme can be found online at www.njrcentre.org.uk
26th November 2018