NJR Editorial Committee

Chair’s report – Professor Mike Reed

Professor Mike Reed
Chair, NJR Editorial Board

The Editorial Board plans the NJR session at the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Annual Congress
In the above video, Prof Mike Reed delivers one of the presentations from the most recent event.

The role of the Editorial Committee is to facilitate the content development of our NJR Annual Report, alongside communication and dissemination of the key findings. The committee is accountable to the NJR Steering Committee and brings together: expert clinicians from the orthopaedic specialist societies for each joint; representatives from our experienced data collection and statistical analysis reporting teams, as well as valued input from our patient representative, along with senior members of the NJR management team; to enable a collaborative focus to the content development of the report and its subsequent dissemination in the Autumn of each year.

NJR Annual Report – 2021

Moving away from expensive lithographic printing techniques and harnessing modern technology this year, the committee published the NJR’s Annual Report using a digital print format and again shared online making all sections of the report available either as navigable pages on the ‘NJR Reports’ website or as downloadable files, which can be found here. Descriptive analysis of the NJR’s demographic data and activity trends can also be found by using the above link to the site. The data is filterable to enable user-driven enquiries.

This year, analysis by the talented and committed team at the University of Bristol can be found in the full report in the Downloads area. This contains detailed information on implant performance and survivorship up to a maximum of 17.75 years.

The Editorial Committee has always supported an in-depth research study programme and is delighted to see the developments in the NJR’s approach to research with the strategic direction being shaped by NJR Research Committee Chairman, Professor Mark Wilkinson. Precis of just some of the most recently published research papers are published in section 3.7 of the full report. In addition, we would particularly encourage you to explore the research published since the last annual report in Appendix 4.

Finally, details of implant and unit-level activity and performance can be found both in the full report and in more detail in the specific document in the Downloads area. We also publish a document reporting usage of prostheses in the most recent full calendar year.

The Editorial Committee develops the strategy and style of the report and all members take responsibility for producing a report that is rigorously edited and reviewed, taking almost a full year to consider and prepare the content, design the layout, write all of the numerous report sections and review all content across the team. Each year we aim to make new progress in reporting using our rich data resource, making data easily accessible in our aim to help to improve patient outcomes.

Enhancing the digital format

With the continued development of the NJR Reports website, members of the Editorial Committee provided invaluable contributions towards the interactive filter options offered in the presentation of clinical activity data for all joint types. The intuitive, flexible options help readers to engage with the data and have been well received by visitors to the NJR Reports website and we aim to continue to strengthen this further in the coming years.

Professor Mike Reed, 2021

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