There are a series of steps that you will need to follow before you can fully participate in the NJR and gain access to the system. These steps are outlined below:
- Identify a contact who will coordinate NJR activities and communications within your hospital or unit and act as the NJR Data manager.
- Ensure the NJR Centre has full contact details (including email addresses) for all the people in your hospital or unit that need to be involved with the NJR.
- Ensure your hospital’s IT department is aware of the basic system requirements, as detailed in 'An introduction to the NJR IT system'. The IT department will need to check whether your computer network can access this server.
- Ensure your hospital’s purchasing and supply department is informed of the NJR levy placed on the sale of specific hip, knee and ankle implants.
- Inform the NJR Centre of when your hospital or unit will be ready to participate and provide brief details of the steps that you are taking to enable this. In the meantime, all data should be recorded on NJR paper proformas and patient consent forms, which should be retained, until it can be entered electronically.
- Arrange for all users of the NJR data entry system, including all consultants and surgeons who carry out hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder replacement procedures and who are involved with data entry within your hospital or unit. The NJR Service desk can offer advice on how best to do this.
- Consider if further training is needed.
If you have any questions about anything on this page, including whether anyone else in your unit/hospital has contacted the NJR Centre or whether you already have an NJR Data manager (a designated responsible manager), please contact us.