leighton hospital praised over joint replacement surgery

South Cheshire’s Leighton Hospital has been recognised for the way it monitors and records joint replacement surgery.

The hospital, managed by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been named as a Quality Data Provider by the National Joint Registry (NJR).

The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve outcomes for patients, clinicians and industry.

It collects orthopaedic data to provide evidence to support patient safety, standards in quality of care, and overall cost effectiveness.

Derek Pegg, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Mid Cheshire Hospitals, said: “Improving patient safety is of the utmost importance and something all staff take very seriously.

“We fully support the National Joint Registry’s work in facilitating improvement in clinical outcomes and governance for the benefit of joint replacement patients and we’re delighted to be awarded as a NJR Quality Data Provider.”

Staff at Leighton Hospital met six targets in 2016/17. One was to complete its compliance with the NJR’s national audit, aimed at assessing data completeness and quality within the registry.

The audit investigates the accurate number of joint replacement procedures submitted to the registry compared to the number carried out and recorded in the hospital’s Patient Administration System.

Martyn Porter, National Joint Registry Medical Director, added: “Congratulations to colleagues at Mid Cheshire Hospitals.

“The Quality Data Provider award demonstrates the high standards being met towards ensuring compliance with the NJR and is often a strong reflection of a departmental effort to achieve such status.

“Registry data now provides an important source of evidence for regulators, such as the Care Quality Commission, to inform their judgments about services, as well as being a fundamental driver to inform improved quality of care for patients.

“It is clear that for surgeons and patients alike, the necessity for having accurate and complete data is an absolute requirement.

“The Quality Data Provider award continues to go from strength to strength and highlights the number of hospitals who are now fully engaged with the NJR’s data completeness programme.”

(Pic: left to right – Alan Owen, theatre scheduler and Derek Pegg, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Mid Cheshire Hospitals)

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