Information for Healthcare Providers
The data entry system - Alerts
Users are currently alerted about potential hip size and knee side never events and this work has been further developed in alignment with NJR's commitment to patient safety.
Since 14th December 2018, two new alerts are being monitored:
• Mismatches between the manufacturers of the femoral and tibial components selected in a single knee procedure.
• Mismatches between the manufacturers of the femoral stem and the femoral head selected in a single hip procedure.
The NJR recognises that there are certain combinations of components provided by different manufacturers which are achieve some of the best hip implant survivorships. However, mixing and matching of joint construct components from different brands and/or manufacturers remains contrary to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and manufacturers’ guidelines for usage.
The healthcare provider pages in this section, also linked below, provide information on all aspects of the NJR for its implementation within hospitals: