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Schoen Clinic London awarded for commitment to patient safety by the National Joint Registry.

Schoen Clinic London is celebrating after being named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider 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 was  introduced to offer hospitals a blueprint for reaching high quality standards relating to patient safety and  reward those who have met registry targets in this area.  

In order to achieve the award, hospitals are required to meet a series of six ambitious targets during the audit  period 2019/20. One of the targets which hospitals are required to complete is compliance with the NJR’s  mandatory national audit aimed at assessing data completeness and quality within the registry. 

The NJR Data Quality Audit investigates the accurate number of joint replacement procedures submitted to  the registry compared to the number carried out and recorded in the local hospital Patient Administration  System. The audit ensures that the NJR is collecting and reporting upon the most complete, accurate data  possible across all hospitals performing joint replacement operations, including Schoen Clinic London. 

NJR targets also include having a high level of patients consenting for their details to be included in the registry  and for demonstrating timely responses to any alerts issued by the NJR in relation to potential patient safety  concerns, if necessary. 

Dr Tim WigmoreDr Tim Wigmore, Medical Director at Schoen Clinic London, 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 as an ‘NJR Quality Data Provider’.”

National Joint Registry Medical Director, Mr Tim Wilton, said:  

“Congratulations to colleagues at Schoen Clinic London. The Quality Data Provider Award demonstrates  the high standards being met towards ensuring compliance with the NJR and is often a reflection of  strong departmental efforts to achieve such status. 

Registry data now provides an important source of evidence for regulators, such as the Care Quality  Commission, to inform their judgements about services, as well as being a fundamental driver to  inform improved quality of care for patients.” 

Full details about the NJR’s Quality Data Provider certificate scheme can be found online at