KIMS Hospital named as National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider for second yearBlog Health News 21st December 2021 Enquiries & appointments
KIMS Hospital is celebrating after being named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider for a second year in a row after successfully completing a programme of local data audits.
The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve clinical outcomes primarily for the benefits of the patients, but also to support orthopaedic clinicians and industry manufacturers. 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.
In order to achieve the award, KIMS Hospital was required to meet six ambitious targets during the audit period 2019/20, including complying with the NJR’s mandatory national audit aimed at assessing data completeness and quality within the registry.
Simon James, CEO of KIMS Hospital, commented, “I am very proud of the team at KIMS Hospital who have worked so hard to be awarded ‘NJR Quality Data Provider’ for the second year running. Patient safety is of the upmost importance for everyone at KIMS Hospital and this award is testament to that. We fully support the National Joint Registry’s work in facilitating improvement in clinical outcomes and governance for the benefits of joint replacement patients.”
Tim Wilton, National Joint Registry Medical Director, said, “Congratulations to colleagues at KIMS 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 now provides an important source of evidence for regulators, such as a Care Quality Commission, to inform their judgments for services, as well as being a fundamental driver to inform quality of care for patients.”
For information on the NJR’s Quality Data Provider certificate scheme can be found at www.njrcentre.org.uk