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Guernsey joins the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man

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Tuesday 11 February 2020

The National Joint Registry (NJR) is delighted to welcome the States of Guernsey onto the registry having extended its data collection, reporting and information services to Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital (PEH) from the beginning of November 2019.

The Princess Elizabeth Hospital currently carries out joint replacements across a population of more than 62,000. Their participation with the NJR now sees Guernsey join the largest orthopaedic registry in the world, with the NJR now holding around 3 million records, which increases by c. 250,000 records/year. We hope this will be of significant benefit to Guernsey.

The NJR monitors implant, hospital and surgeon performance to highlight areas of poor and best practice, as well as providing a rich and important source of data to facilitate research. These key areas of the NJR's work are of significant value in ensuring a focus on patient safety and improving patient outcomes across joint procedures, so we are very pleased to extend these benefits to Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey, going forwards.

Dr Peter Rabey, Medical 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."

Elaine Young, NJR Director of Operations commented:

"The National Joint Registry is pleased to welcome Guernsey's orthopaedic services on board and facilitate their engagement with the 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."

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