01 November 2019
Spire Norwich Hospital recently received the Quality Data Provider Award for 2018/19 from the National Joint Registry (NJR). To receive the award shows that Spire Norwich Hospital demonstrates high standards relating to patient safety through compliance and requires a strong departmental effort.
The NJR for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man awarded hospitals as NJR Quality Data Providers in September after successfully completing a national programme of data audits and meeting a number of targets related to patient safety.
The annual award is designed to offer hospitals reporting to the NJR a blueprint for reaching patient safety standards. The award benefits hospitals by helping to recognise and reward best practice and increase engagement and awareness of the importance in quality data collection.
The NJR was established in 2002, it monitors the performance of implants, the effectiveness of different types of joint replacement surgery and provides evidence to improve clinical standards — all with a focus on patient outcomes. The NJR’s most recent Annual Report highlighted that more joint replacements than ever before were carried out in the financial year 2016/17, with just fewer than 243,000 cases submitted to the registry.
For more information on the NJR, its work and the awards visit their website.