National Joint Registry 

Woking Hospital has been awarded a Gold-level Data Quality Award by The National Joint Registry, which monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations. The hospital met six targets during the audit period 2022/23, scoring 100% each to achieve the ‘Gold’ award.

Sara Kearney, Director of Clinical Services at Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, says: “I’m extremely proud of the team approach to ensuring compliance with the NJR standards for data quality. The award is a well-deserved recognition for the commitment to patient safety by pre-assessment and theatre teams.”

Caroline Smith, Nuffield Health’s Chief Quality and Operations Officer, says:

“This is a fantastic achievement for our teams at 34 hospitals of our hospitals in England and Wales, rewarding our hard-working clinical teams that inputted over 20,000 records for the National Joint Registry.

 “People who choose to have their joint care with a Nuffield Health hospital benefit from an experienced and expert clinical team, as recognised by the National Joint Registry, but also receive connected physiotherapy and specialist rehabilitation care. We are also investing in new technologies to support clinical decision-making, with the clear end-goal of improving clinical outcomes for the benefit of more people in local communities.”

Mr Tim Wilton, National Joint Registry Medical Director
, says: “Congratulations to Nuffield Health’s hospitals and their clinical teams for their ‘Gold’ awards. 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. As well as being a fundamental driver to inform improved quality of care for patients, registry data provides an important source of evidence for regulators, such as the Care Quality Commission, to inform their judgements about the quality of health services.”

Full details about the NJR’s Quality Data Provider certificate scheme can be found online at: