Spire Leicester Hospital awarded for commitment to patient safety by the National Joint Registry

26 August 2022

The Spire Leicester Hospital is celebrating after being named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.

Spire Leicester Hospital is a long-established private hospital providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and individualised care for patients. It encompasses clinical specialities such as orthopaedics, ophthalmology, oncology, general surgery, cosmetic surgery and more.

The hospital based in Oadby is renowned for its orthopaedic experience and has recently been awarded as Quality Data Provider by the National Joint Registry (NJR). The NJR monitors provider performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations. The registry collects data in order to provide evidence to support patient safety, standards in quality of care, and overall cost-effectiveness in joint replacement surgery. Achieving this outstanding recognition from the National Joint Registry, shows that Spire Leicester has met blueprint targets in high quality standards relating to patient safety.

Commenting, Douglas Pattisson, Hospital Director at Spire Leicester, said:

“We are delighted to receive this award from the National Joint Registry which reflects our commitment to the highest standards of care from all our orthopaedic surgeons and colleagues. As a Hospital, our purpose is to make a positive difference to people’s lives through outstanding personal care and this is exemplified through all the orthopaedic services we offer including for patients having hip and knee replacement surgery. These vital operations make a significant difference to people’s lives by reducing pain and discomfort, improving mobility and the general enjoyment of life. We are proud to work closely with the National Joint Registry and together to improve the standards of care for patients.”

Furthermore, Spire Leicester Hospital’s commitment to delivering excellent care was evident throughout their patients’ experiences. 

Spire Leicester’s recent orthopaedic patients, have said:

“I'm more than satisfied with all aspects of my visit to Spire, and especially the attitude and friendliness of all of the staff.”

“From my first consultation, through to my operation, and the aftercare I have so far received, everyone was professional, and informative, but most of all, so very caring. Nothing was too much trouble. I cannot fault my experience as a patient at the Spire. Thank you.”

In order to achieve the award, hospitals are required to meet a series of six ambitious targets during the audit period 2020/21. The NJR Data Quality Audit investigates the accurate number of joint replacement procedures submitted to the registry compared to the number carried out and recorded in the local hospital Patient Administration System. The audit ensures that the NJR is collecting and reporting upon the most complete, accurate data possible across all hospitals performing joint replacement operations, including the Spire Leicester Hospital.

NJR targets also include having a high level of patients consenting for their details to be included in the registry and for hospitals to demonstrate 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 Spire Leicester 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.”

Full details about the NJR’s Quality Data Provider certificate scheme can be found online at: www.njrcentre.org.uk

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