This month: NJR 14th Annual Report and all plans for the BOA Annual Congress
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National Joint Registry
NJR AR 2017
NJR AR 2017
Published today: the 14th Annual Report from the NJR
Today's Annual Report from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man (NJR) highlights a record number of procedures being performed during 2016/17.

Download the report online here >


More joint replacements than ever before were carried out in the financial year 2016/17, with just fewer than 243,000 cases submitted to the NJR. This sees a significant increase of more than 20,000 joint replacement operations recorded in the registry on the previous period.

For most patients across all joint replacement procedures recorded in the registry, the risk of having the first-time implant replaced (known as ‘revision’ surgery) within thirteen years was low.

Analysis from this year’s report continues to show the trend for increased likelihood of revision (or ‘re-do’ surgery) associated with younger patients across all types of joint replacement procedures recorded in the registry.

NJR dedicated Annual Report website:
Read all the latest data and analyses on hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement via:

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The NJR at the BOA's Annual Congress
19-21 September 2017

The NJR will be based at Stand 143 during the BOA's CongressThe NJR's team of Regional Coordinators and information analysts will be on hand to discuss any queries relating to NJR data or services.

New for 2017, the NJR stand will also be home to an interactive 'mini-theatre' where we plan to schedule presentations relating to NJR services or use of registry data during refreshment and lunch breaks throughout the Congress. See the full schedule below.

Additionally, the NJR Main Auditorium session, titled ‘The NJR, Independent Research, Quality and Innovation’, will feature six selected research studies which champion how external researchers have made use of the NJR's dataset to answer questions of clinical significance and to demonstrate how the registry dataset has provided opportunities for this. The session is taking place on Tuesday 19 September, 2.15pm-3.55pm.

There are also two BOA led sessions involving the NJR on Wednesday 20 September:
  1. Data and Registries: What do they mean for my practice? - 8.30am-10am, Main Auditorium
  2. National Registry Hot Topics: an open Q&A - 10.30am-12pm, Meeting Room A

Alongside all of this, the NJR's 14th Annual Report is published on Tuesday 19 September. Hard copies are available from Stand 143 during the Congress.

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NJR 'mini-theatre' at BOA
New for 2017, the NJR stand will also be home to an interactive 'mini-theatre' where we plan to schedule presentations relating to NJR services or use of registry data during refreshment and lunch breaks throughout the Congress.

Those registered and attending BOAAC 2017 are welcome to join the NJR for the following presentations:

Download a full schedule of all presentations and discussions taking place on the NJR stand here >

Not attending BOA? Follow the NJR on Facebook as we plan to live stream some of the mini-theatre sessions.

Tuesday 19 September

10.00-10.20: NJR minimum dataset developments and changes - Mike Swanson, Principal Consultant (Northgate Public Services)

13.30-13.45: Using NJR data for reflection and appraisal - Mr Martyn Porter, NJR Medical Director, and Mr Matthew Porteous, NJR Data Quality, and NJR Regional Clinical Coordinators Sub-committees chairman

13.45-14.00: Knee mismatches in the registry - Mr Peter Howard, chairman of NJR Surgeon Performance, NJR Implant Scrutiny, and NJR Implant Performance Sub-committees

Wednesday 20 September

10.05-10.25: Does NJR variation, between trusts, across an STP region, support change? - Mr Derek Pegg, NJR Regional Clinical Coordinator – North West (Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

13.15-13.40: The development of a Patient Decision Aid for joint replacement - Professor Mark Wilkinson, NJR Research Sub-committee Chairman

13.40-14.00: Making the most of the NJR’s pricing data - Richard Armstrong, Head of Health Solutions (Northgate Public Services)

16.25-16.45: What does the NJR’s 14th Annual Report tell us? - Mr Michael Whitehouse, NJR statistical analysis (University of Bristol), and Mr Martyn Porter, NJR Medical Director

Thursday 21 September

10.10-10.30: NJR minimum dataset developments and changes - Mike Swanson, Principal Consultant (Northgate Public Services)

13.35-13.55: How the shoulder NJR is changing my consent process for patients considering shoulder replacements - Professor Jonathan Rees (University of Oxford), BESS representative on the NJR Editorial Board
NJR Data Quality
Third annual NJR Data Quality Audit launched
The National Joint Registry will be continuing its audit programme to retrospectively check the quality of data and the commitment to patient safety from all hospitals reporting to the registry.

Read full details about how your hospital can be involved >

As featured in the latest edition of The Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedics read a progress update on the previous audits >

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Patient Consent at 93% during 2016/17
Outlined in today's NJR Annual Report, the patient consent rate for 2016/17 was 93.0%, a slight decrease from 2015/16 (93.43%).

Patients can obtain a copy of the data held on their hip, knee, ankle, elbow or shoulder replacement operation recorded in the registry, providing they consented prior to their operation, by completing a Patient Data Request form and sending the signed form to the NJR Centre at the address on the form.

We would normally expect to provide your data within two to three weeks, although during periods of high demand it may take longer.

Patient Operation Data Request (PDF) >

If you don't have access to a printer, you can contact the NJR Helpdesk via t
elephone on 0845 345 9991 or email:

Learn more about Patient Consent here >

NJR Surgeon and Hospital Profile

Through the NJR Surgeon and Hospital Profile service you can find information about:

1) Consultant surgeons who carry out hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement surgery for the NHS in England 

2) Hospitals where those joint replacement operations are carried out.

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