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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. It 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 NJRSC is responsible for the overall NJR budget and approval of work, supported by appropriate business case(s), aligned to the NJR’s Strategic Plan. The NJR Executive Committee (NJREC) meets monthly and holds delegated authority for budget approval or adjustment where appropriate.

Mrs Laurel Powers-Freeling has been Chairman of the committee since 1 April 2011 and has significant experience on both commercial and charity boards, as well a personal experience of joint replacement as a patient.

Mr Tim Wilton - NJR Medical Director, is the Vice Chairman, appointed on 1 January 2019 and is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, a past President of the BOA, a member of the British Hip Society and 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
  • That 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
  • That 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
  • That 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
  • That 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. Sub-Committee role(s)
Laurel Powers-Freeling Chairman

01/04/11
01/04/15
01/04/18

31/03/15
31/03/18
31/03/21

1
2
3

Chairman, NJR Executive Committee
Mr Tim Wilton NJR Medical Director and Vice Chairman
 

01/01/19

31/12/22 1
Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee; Executive, Interim Chairman of Data Quality and RCCs Committees; member of Research, Implant Scrutiny, Surgical Performance Committees and Editorial Board
 
Mr Peter Howard Orthopaedic Surgeon

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

26/05/17
26/05/20
26/05/22

1
2
3
Chairman, Surgical Performance, Implant Scrutiny Committees; member of 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 31/01/21 1
 
Chairman, Editorial Board; member of Executive Committee
Gillian Coward Patient representative

 
01/10/15 
01/10/18
30/09/18
20/09/22

1
2

Research Committee, Medical Advisory Committee
Mr David Macdonald Independent Healthcare Provider

 
01/04/16
01/04/19 
31/03/19
31/03/21
1

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

Chairman, Research Committee; member of Editorial Board 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 31/01/21 1
 
 
Sandra Lawrence Orthopaedic Implant Manufacturer 23/04/18 22/04/22 1 Editorial Board
Jeff Stonadge Orthopaedic Implant Manufacturer 23/04/18 22/04/21 1 Editorial Board

Robin Brittain

Patient Representative
 
01/01/19 31/12/20 1 Editorial Board; Research Committee

 

 

 

NJRSC co-opted members

 

Name Co-opted Membership Role  NJR Sub-committee role 

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 Don McBride

President, British Orthopaedic Association

 Medical Advisory Committee
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  
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