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Clinical Outcomes Publication

Following the initiation of the consultant activity and outcomes publication in 2013, NHS England and the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) have confirmed its ongoing requirement as part of the delivery of the NHS openness and transparency agenda. This page is designed to be the main hub of information about the plans for orthopaedic publication each year.

The National Joint Registry continues to work closely with lead specialist society, the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), and other specialist orthopaedic societies to agree the plan for publication and ensure that the development of the surgeon profiles at are appropriate and robust for the benefit of patients and the wider public.

Which consultant surgeons will automatically be in scope for publication?

Any consultant with one or more NHS-funded hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder procedure in England (1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018) will automatically be 'in scope' to be included for publication on, and in Spring 2019 on NHS Choices.

Can consultants opt-in to publication?

Yes, any consultants with practice solely in Wales, Northern Ireland or the independent (private) sector can opt-in to have their profiles published through NJR Clinician Feedback. This year the outcomes preview period commences on 26th November and is open for two weeks.  Therefore clinicians should review and verify their clinical outcomes during this time period.

Further Information 

Please see the supporting information for surgeons below and in the related documents box on the right hand side of the page.

The deadline for the review and verification of clinical activity data is by midnight on Sunday 9th December 2018.

Consultant surgeons also have the opportunity to add additional profile information prior to publication to identify specialist areas of practice and membership(s) of professional bodies. For any consultant wishing to see how this displays, please visit and review the profile of NJR Medical Director Mr Martyn Porter.

Page last updated 14th November 2018

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