Guernsey joins the National Joint Registry
The National Joint Registry (NJR) is delighted to welcome Guernsey onto the registry and extends its data collection, reporting and information services to Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital (PEH) this month. Princess Elizabeth Hospital currently carries out joint replacements across a population of more than 62,000. Their participation in the registry sees Guernsey join England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, in monitoring the clinical performance and outcomes of surgeons and joint replacement implants, to enable a greater focus on patient safety and to ultimately improve patient outcomes across all joint procedures.
The NJR is the largest orthopaedic registry in the world, now holding more than 2.8 million records. Recording operation details, along with patient information by consent, has provided this rich data set which grows by around 250,000 each year and enables the registry to have the oversight to monitor implant, hospital and surgeon performance and highlight areas of poor and best practice.
Mr Peter Rabey, Clinical Director at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital said: “The orthopaedic department at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital is very pleased to start contributing data to this world leading national arthroplasty registry. In the long-term sharing this data will undoubtedly lead to overall improvements in treatment and safety and be of huge benefit for future joint replacement patients in Guernsey.
Mr Tim Wilton, NJR Medical Director commented: “The National Joint Registry is delighted to welcome Guernsey’s orthopaedic services on board to newly join the registry and engage with NJR’s quality monitoring and reporting outcomes activities. The aim of the NJR is to work in the interests of patients to drive forward quality, to enable greater choices and continuously better outcome results for orthopaedic patients."
Elaine Young, NJR Director of Operations added: “This is great news for joint replacement patients in Guernsey. Through the hospital’s contribution to the registry, we can ensure that operation and patient information added will be used to measure and monitor the performance of implants and medical treatment being provided in joint replacement surgery by this hospital and its orthopaedic surgeons, making it fully accountable to the patients it serves