26 November 2020
Spire Sussex Hospital is celebrating after being named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider.
The registry collects high quality orthopaedic data in order to provide evidence to support patient safety, standards in quality of care and overall cost effectiveness in joint replacement surgery. The ‘NJR Quality Data Provider’ certificate scheme was introduced to offer hospitals a blueprint for reaching high quality standards relating to patient safety and reward those who have met registry targets in this area.
In order to achieve the award, hospitals are required to meet a series of six ambitious targets during the audit period for 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.
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 Spire Sussex Hospital.