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19 January 2022

Frimley Health first won the award in 2019Frimley Heath has recorded a hat-trick of awards for the high-quality information it provides about joint replacement surgery. 

The Trust has been named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider for the third successive year. It first won the award 2019 (pictured).

The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations in order to improve clinical standards and outcomes. 

The NJR Quality Data Provider certificate scheme provides a blueprint for trusts to reach high quality standards to promote patient safety and rewards those that meet registry targets. 

Hospitals must meet six key targets to achieve the award, including compliance with the NJR’s national audit that assesses the quality of data within the registry. 

The NJR Data Quality Audit compares the number of joint replacement procedures submitted to the registry compared to the number carried out and recorded in hospital patient administration systems. The audit ensures that the NJR is collecting and reporting upon the most complete, accurate data across all hospital trusts performing joint replacement operations, including Frimley Health. 

Other NJR targets include having a high proportion of patients consenting for their details to be included in the registry, and prompt responses to alerts issued by the NJR in relation to potential patient safety concerns. 

Lorna Wilkinson, Chief of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “We are delighted to be named as an NJR Quality Data Provider for three years in a row. 

“Ensuring the safety of our patients and providing them with the best possible care and outcomes is at the heart of everything we do, and we fully support the NJR’s work to support improvements in these areas.” 

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