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NJR shortlisted for Benchmarking Award

7 November 2013

The National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (NJR) has been shortlisted for a Benchmarking Institute Best Practice Club Award.

The nomination is in recognition of best practice demonstrated in the NJR’s recent pilot benchmarking study. The pilot looked at the recording and reporting of hip and knee implant pricing variation across the National Health Service (NHS) in England and Wales.

Completed in partnership with the Department of Health’s Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) team, some of the key findings will be presented to the judges on Thursday 14 November, when the final awards will be made.

National Lead for the NJR Elaine Young said: “We are delighted to be nominated. The NJR’s objective through this project is to support the NHS in driving improvements in the procurement of orthopaedic implants, to ensure patients get the highest quality care whilst making the best possible use of available resources.”

Ray Wilkinson, founding fellow of The Benchmarking Institute and director of the Best Practice Club said of the inaugural Awards in 2012: “Successful benchmarking requires organisations to identify clearly what performance they want to improve, understand it fully and then select, adapt and implement the most appropriate best practice available.”

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