NJR Regional Clinical Coordinators (RCC) Committee
Chair’s report 2021 – Mr Derek Pegg
The RCC Committee acts as a collaborative interface between the NJR and the orthopaedic community. Members provide useful observations and suggestions from the community and act as a ‘sounding board’ for new ideas and NJR policy direction.
The RCC members provide excellent advice on communication with hospitals, both for feedback to units and where practice and performance has been of concern. They have also raised several topics that we have then been able to clarify and address; as well as assisting individual surgeons and units in their regions who have faced challenges.
It is always extremely helpful to have a degree of local knowledge where issues may arise. For example, helping ‘nudge’ units to engage with the ongoing automated data quality audits.
There are currently ongoing discussions and review on the overall composition of the RCC committee as regards numbers and regional/proportional representation; and to what extent RCCs can support colleagues within their region who find themselves highlighted as having a significantly higher revision rate than their peers.
Most future meetings are likely to continue to be conducted online. However, it has been agreed that it would be highly desirable to have at least one face-to-face meeting a year, to enable an opportunity to meet for more usefully engaging interaction.
Derek Pegg – 2021