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NJR at Patient First 2016

The National Joint Registry supported the speaker line-up for HQIP's Quality Improvement Theatre at the 2016 Patient First conference on 22-30 November. 

Chaired by HQIP medical director, Professor Danny Keenan, and co-hosted with NQICAN, the theatre featured engaging and interactive 'how to' seminars, tutorials, case studies and discussions.  

The NJR supported the QI Theatre programme with two sessions across the two days of the conference.

Day One: dynamic use of data
On Day One, Prof. Mark Wilkinson, chairman of the NJR's Research Sub-committee, presented during a session on the dynamic use of data. Prof. Wilkinson updated delegates on the development of a patient decision aid for joint replacement surgery which is currently in the early phase of development. The exciting project, funded by ARUK and underpinned by NJR data, is designed to provide patients with information about treatment options and their associated relevant outcomes and will allow practitioners to guide patients in making health decisions.

Day Two: data quality - the current landscape and meetings the challenges
On Day Two, Mr Matthew Porteous, chairman of the NJR's Regional Clinical Coordinators Sub-committee, detailed to delegates how the NJR had conducted a mandatory national programme aimed at assessing data completeness and quality within the registry for NHS hospitals. For the first time, the Data Quality Audit allowed the NJR to compare patient record for record procedures recorded in local hospitals’ databases (Patient Administration System) to the registry, with the aim of investigating the accurate number of arthroplasty procedures submitted compared to the number carried out. Mr Porteous also explored the challenges of handling big data - such as the National Joint Registry.

You can watch Matthew's presentation - which was streamed live to the NJR's Facebook page - below:

For further updates from the Patient First conference, visit HQIP's website or click #PtFirst16.


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