Leeds Hospital awarded a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider.
NJR Quality Data Provider is achieved through consistent logging and monitoring of the success of our joint replacement operations carried out at our hospital.
What is the NJR and what is the Quality Data Provider status?
The National Joint Registry is a national body designed to increase the effectiveness of joint operations and improve outcome for patients.
NJR Quality Data Provider status can only be achieved through the robustness of a hospital’s monitoring of the success of its hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations. This is thanks to our dedicated theatre administration team Reedha Khalid & Carl Imbusch (Reedha pictured here with Theatre Manager Andy Bleasby and Matron Sharon Robinson) we have achieved ‘NJR Quality Data Provider’ status.
How is this helpful for patients?
Logging all our joint replacement operations on the NJR helps ensure the continued safety of our patients and improving clinical standards. The NJR data logged shows the consultant who performed the operation and the survivorship of a joint replacement in both the short and long term. This data is not only useful for hospitals and consultants to examine their own outcomes but also helpful for patients in choosing and being confident in their Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
The NJR covers hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacements. When you’re deciding on a consultant for your surgery, ask your consultant about their National Joint Registry outcome data.