NJR Surgeon and Hospital Outcomes Publication 2022/23
Through the NJR Surgeon and Hospital Profile service the public can find information about:
- Consultant surgeons who carry out hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement surgery in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Guernsey.
- Hospitals where those joint replacement operations are carried out.
The National Joint Registry (NJR) will once again soon be updating consultant surgeon and hospital level information on joint replacements on the NJR’s Surgeon and Hospital Profile website: https://surgeonprofile.njrcentre.org.uk. We continue to work closely with lead specialty body, the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and other specialist orthopaedic societies, to agree the plan for publication and to ensure the publication of surgeon profiles and data is accurate and robust, for the benefit of patients and the public.
All consultant surgeons who have carried out at least one hip/ knee/ ankle/ elbow/ shoulder joint replacement procedure as Consultant-in-Charge in any hospital during the three most recent financial years: 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022 will be included for publication on 17 January 2023.
The data for this period has been extracted and is set for this publication. The consultants’ preview period will commence on 1 December 2022 and remain open until COB on the 2 January 2023. Consultants should review their clinical outcomes on NJR Connect – Data Services during this time-period.
Consultants can find out more about the processes in place for data quality checking on our website and in this year’s NJR Annual Report. In addition, the hospital’s NJR data entry staff can provide details about NJR data audit results. If a consultant finds any issues with their data within the preview period timeline (for example, procedure volumes are too high/too low/ or upper limb procedures are being displayed for a lower limb surgeon), they should email the NJR Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the issue.
Data anomalies raised will be reviewed and any decision with regard to publication of the data relayed back to the consultant.
Consultants should also add/update their profile information prior to publication, e.g. specialist areas of practice and any membership(s) of professional bodies by logging into NJR Connect – Data Services, hovering over surgeon name on the top right of the screen and clicking on ‘Edit profile’. From there, they can select the ‘Surgeon’ tab to update specialties and society memberships, and the ‘Person’ tab to upload a photo if they wish to.