National recognition for orthopaedics standards

We’re delighted to announce that we were given national recognition!

The National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider certificate scheme was introduced to offer hospitals a blueprint for reaching high-quality patient safety standards, and to reward those who practise excellent standards of care.

After successfully completing a rigorous audit programme, we were rewarded for our high-quality practice by being named as a Quality Data Provider.

The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations within hospitals to improve clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients, clinicians and the industry as a whole.

The registry works by collecting high-quality orthopaedic data and providing evidence to support patient safety, care standards and overall cost effectiveness.

St Hugh’s will contribute to the registry by ensuring all data held and collected which relates to joint replacement operations in hospitals is up to date and accurate.

Our Hospital Director Ashley Brown said: “It’s immensely rewarding to have been selected to pave the way for better standards of operation in orthopaedics.

“We pride ourselves on excellence for all at St Hugh’s and the selection process for the NJR certificate scheme involved meeting six ambitious targets during the audit period between 2018 and 2019.

“We knew we were up to the challenge, and to have our achievement recognised on a national scale is fantastic.”

Pictured from left to right are: Emma Parker, Patient Pathway Co-ordinator; Liz Oke, Head of Clinical Services/Deputy Hospital Director; and Lisa Pennington, Quality Improvement Manager.