NJR data set
The set of data fields collected by the NJR is known as the Minimum Dataset (MDS). The majority of MDS data fields relate to the patient's operation details and are collected in the operating theatre.
An important subset of data fields in the MDS are the patient’s personal details (surname, forename, date of birth, home postcode and NHS number or national patient identifier). Patients must give their consent for this data to be recorded on the NJR.
The MDS is periodically reviewed to ensure that it takes account of clinical developments and continues to meet the aims of the NJR. The Data Entry System (the electronic system for collection and transfer of data) and the MDS proformas (paper forms for recording NJR data prior to electronic submission) are revised in line with approved modifications to the dataset. NJR users are notified of any changes that impact on data entry.
MDS current version and release dates
Minimum Data Set Version 6 is now live (launched on Friday 14 November 2014).
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The revised and refined NJR Minimum Data Set (version 6) - the mandatory information that is collected - went live on Friday 14 November 2014. There are small changes to what data are collected and how they are recorded on the data entry system. Ensuring use of the new data collection forms is one way of minimising disruption to data collection.