Congratulations to the theatres, pre-op and clinical audit teams, who have recently received an award for the second year in a row from the National Joint Registry. The award recognises our significant contribution of high-quality data to this registry.
The National Joint Registry (NJR) was set up by the Department of Health in 2002 to collect information on all hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder replacement operations in order to monitor the performance of joint replacement implants and the effectiveness of different types of surgery. This helps improve clinical standards and benefits patients, clinicians and the orthopaedic sector as a whole.
To achieve the award, hospitals were required to meet ambitious targets in terms of both quality and quantity of data. NDHT was one of just a handful of trusts to receive the award – well done to all involved.