Clinical Outcomes Publication (COP) programme 2016/17
The COP programme – where results for consultants, teams and units are published annually for specialties including orthopaedics – has today launched a technical manual, published its five-year programme plan and undergone a rebrand. The new name is clinical outcomes publication rather than consultant outcomes publication to reflect the growing number of non-individual indicators included. You can find out more about this and download resources via the COP's dedicated webpage here.
As per previous years, the NJR will be working with the BOA and relevant specialist societies to ensure the accurate reporting of consultant-level outcomes.
NHS Choices and NJR Surgeon and Hospital Profile website data are expected to go live in January 2017 – importantly with the same indicators being reported on as last year (2015/16).
Consultants in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who undertake NHS funded hip and knee replacement surgery in an English hospital are encouraged to log into the NJR’s Clinician Feedback resource now via www.njrclinicianfeedback.org.uk to check volumetric data – for procedures up to March 31 2016.
Beginning this process early will save time and will help to mitigate inaccuracies or problems at a later stage. For issues relating to Clinician Feedback, please contact your local NJR Regional Coordinator.
The NJR will be updating consultants with a finalised publication schedule for 2016/17 very soon. However, please note that this will be very similar to last year, with a surgeon validation period at the end of October/ early November.
Please update departmental colleagues and check the NJR website for further updates or sign-up to the NJR eBulletin here.