The James Paget University Hospital has been recognised with a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider award.
The NJR Quality Data Provider award scheme has been developed to offer hospitals a blueprint for reaching standards relating to patient safety through National Joint Registry (NJR) compliance and to reward those who have met targets in this area.
The Trust has received a 2019/20 award for reaching and maintaining these standards.
The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients, clinicians and industry. In order to achieve the award, hospitals are required to meet a series of six ambitious targets during the audit period 2019/20.
One of the targets which hospitals are required to complete is compliance with the NJR’s mandatory national audit aimed at assessing data completeness and quality within the registry.
NJR targets also include having a high level of patients consenting for their details to be included in the registry and for demonstrating timely responses to any alerts issued by the NJR in relation to potential patient safety concerns.
National Joint Registry Medical Director, Mr Tim Wilton, said: “Congratulations to colleagues at the James Paget University 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 now 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.”