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NJR Steering Committee

 

The National Joint Registry Steering Committee (NJRSC) was established in 2002 to oversee the strategic development and running of the NJR and is an NHS England Committee of Experts. The NJRSC sets the strategic direction of the NJR, with the NJR Management Team managing the work programme approved by the NJRSC and sub-committees. The Committee is responsible for the overall NJR budget and approval of work, supported by appropriate business cases, aligned to the NJR’s Strategic Plan. The NJR Executive Committee (NJREC) meets monthly and holds delegated authority for budget approval or any adjustment where appropriate..

Mr Tim Wilton - NJR Medical Director (usually Vice Chair), is currently acting as interim Chair, and was appointed on 1 January 2019. Tim is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, past President of the BOA, and a member of the British Hip Society and of the European, International and British Knee Society. 

Click here for details about the NJR's committee structure ►

The NJR Steering Committee ensures that:

  • the NJR budget is effectively managed/monitored.
  • outcomes achieved by brand of prostheses, hospital and surgeon are monitored and where these fall below expected performance are highlighted to enable prompt investigation and follow-up by relevant implant suppliers, regulators, commissioners and providers of orthopaedic care.
  • appropriate stakeholders, for example patients, clinicians, providers and commissioners of healthcare, regulators and implant suppliers, are involved in and consulted on the work of the National Joint Registry as appropriate and are informed of the outcomes achieved in joint replacement surgery.
  • patient awareness of joint replacement outcomes is enhanced to better inform patient choice and patient’s quality of experience through engagement with patients, patient organisations and providers of care.
  • appropriate governance and monitoring arrangements are in place to facilitate the use of NJR data to support and enable related research.

NJRSC Members

 

Name Role Start date Expiry date Term no. NJR Sub-Committee role(s)
Mr Tim Wilton Interim Chair and NJR Medical Director
 

20/04/21

31/12/22 1
Chair, Medical Advisory Committee; Executive Committee
 
Member, Research, Implant Scrutiny, Surgical Performance Committees and NJR Editorial Board
 
Mr Peter Howard Orthopaedic Surgeon

27/05/14
27/05/17
27/05/20

26/05/17
26/05/20
26/05/23

1
2
3

Chair, Surgical Performance Committee; Implant Scrutiny Committee

Member, Executive Committee

Prof. Amar Rangan

Orthopaedic Surgeon

01/06/15
01/06/18
 31/05/18
30/05/21

1
2

Medical Advisory Committee; Research Committee
Prof. Mike Reed
 
Orthopaedic Surgeon 01/01/18 31/12/21

1

 

Chair, NJR Editorial Committee

Member, Executive Committee

Gillian Coward Patient representative 01/10/15 
01/10/18
30/09/18
30/09/22

1
2
 

Member, Research Committee; Medical Advisory Committee
(Vacant) Independent Healthcare Provider

 
 
   

Medical Advisory Committee; Data Quality Committee

Prof. Mark Wilkinson Public Health/ Epidemiology

 
01/02/14
01/02/18 
31/01/18
31/01/22

1
2

Chair, Research Committee

Member, NJR Editorial Committee and Executive Committee

(Vacant) NHS Trust Management
 

 

   
Medical Advisory Committee; Surgical Performance Committee
Prof. Karen Barker OBE
 
Practitioner with special interest in orthopaedics 01/01/18 31/12/21 1  
Sandra Lawrence
 
Orthopaedic Implant Manufacturer 23/04/18 22/04/22 1 Member, NJR Editorial Committee
Jeff Stonadge
 
Orthopaedic Implant Manufacturer 23/04/18 22/04/21 1 Member, NJR Editorial Committee

Robin Brittain

Patient Representative
 
01/01/19 31/12/21 1 Member, NJR Editorial Committee; Research Committee; Implant Scrutiny Committee; Surgical Performance Committee

 

 

 

NJRSC co-opted members

 

Name Co-opted Membership Role  NJR Sub-committee role 
Mr Derek Pegg Orthopaedic Surgeon

Chair, Data Quality Committee and Regional Clinical Coordinators Committee

Member, Executive Committee

Prof. Tim Briggs CBE

 National Director for Clinical Improvement for NHSI/E
 
Chair, GIRFT Programme

Medical Advisory Committee, Surgical Performance Committee

Sharon Knight Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Implant Scrutiny Committee

 

Mr Robin Rice

Welsh Government

 
 

Andy Smallwood

NHS Procurement

 Implant Scrutiny Committee

 

Mr John Skinner

President, British Orthopaedic Association

 Medical Advisory Committee
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  
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