How does the National Joint Registry's work benefit me? How can I become a part of the NJR's Regional Support network? Who are the working groups the NJR works with? We aim to answer all your questions whether it be in person at a conference, in our Annual Report and weekly reports or here on out website

NJR Annual Report

We’re delighted to announce that our 20th NJR Annual Report has now been published. This is the formal public report of the registry for the period of 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. Registry data for the surgery that has taken place this past year, have again been analysed by expert statisticians and the results published with the continued aim of enhancing safety and improving clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients and the whole orthopaedic health care sector. The report summarises our work and shares the analysis of data for the past year, visually in tables and graphs, for procedures across each of the joints, as well as implant and hospital outcomes and is downloadable from the NJR’s dedicated Annual Report website: https://reports.njrcentre.org.uk.

The NJR Annual Report is comprised of four parts. Parts One (annual progress), Two (clinical activity data), Part Three (the analyses of outcomes after surgery)and the enhanced Part Four (implant and trust; local health board and unit-level outcomes). Along with the progress of the work of the NJR and our sub-committees, all the report parts can be found online.

NJR Data Collection and Analysis Work

Our data collection and analysis work provides the evidence to drive the continuous development and implementation of measures, to ensure implant safety and the enhancement of patient outcomes is always top of the agenda alongside a focus on reduced revision rates year-on-year, as well as improvements in standards in quality of service, whilst also addressing overall value in joint replacement surgery.

We are very grateful to all patients who, having undergone a joint replacement, have provided their data to the NJR over the years, which has enabled us to collect and develop such a rich and valuable data source, now of over 3.7 million procedure records. We are also appreciative of the work of data management staff in all participating hospitals, who willingly engage in our stringent data quality award programmes to ensure our information is of high quality, accurate and as complete as is possible. Visit the NJR’s dedicated Annual Report website to see the full 2023 report.

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