The Horder Centre awarded for commitment to patient safety

We are pleased to announce that The Horder Centre has received national recognition for its commitment to patient safety.

The hospital has been named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider for 2017/18, after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.

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

The ‘NJR Quality Data Provider’ certificate scheme is designed to offer hospitals a blueprint for reaching standards relating to patient safety and reward those who have met registry targets in this area.

Tara Thomas, Head of Theatre Services at The Horder Centre, 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 ‘NJR Quality Data Provider’ status.”

Currently rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), The Horder Centre performs more than 2,000 hip and knee replacements every year and is recognised as a centre of excellence for orthopaedic surgery.