NJR refreshes online surgeon and hospital information
10 January 2017
The NJR is pleased to announce that from today (Tuesday 10 January 2017), additional hospital information can be found through its Surgeon and Hospital Profiles. The service, which underpins NHS England’s transparency initiative, continues to offers patients the ability to look at hospital outcomes in joint replacement procedures, analysing results in comparison to the rest of the country.
The enhanced hospital information found online at www.njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk allows joint replacement patients and the public to see:
• How a chosen hospital compares to national average rates for a range of patient improvement and outcome measures
• Overall characteristics of first-time hip/knee patients treated at the hospital
• An assessment of the quality of the data each hospital provides the NJR
The range of quality measures are designed to further complement the individual surgeon information originally launched in 2013. The website, last updated in 2015, gives patients the opportunity to search for information on more than 2,000 consultant surgeons who carry out hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement surgery for the NHS in England and the hospitals where such procedures are carried out.
Consultant surgeons whose current practice is only in Wales, Northern Ireland or the private sector are not automatically included but may choose to opt-in to their data being published.
The NJR hopes that anyone exploring the website over the coming weeks and months will be able to digest the data and feel assured that quality in joint replacement surgery is being measured and monitored.
To coincide with the data refresh, patient outcomes at surgeon- and hospital-level will also be available to search via NHS Choices (due to be published Tuesday 10 January, 2017).
For orthopaedics, the COP programme continues to be developed in partnership with the key orthopaedic associations, including the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA).