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National Joint Registry Steering Committee seeks two new members

4 April 2017

Are you a practising orthopaedic surgeon with a desire to help improve clinical outcomes? Or are you a senior specialist practitioner with an interest in orthopaedics and a passion for improving patient care? Then apply today to join the National Joint Registry’s Steering Committee (NJRSC).

Extended: closing date for applications is now midday on May 4 2017.  

NHS England is looking to appoint 2 Members to the NJRSC. The NJRSC oversees the work of the National Joint Registry (NJR) which is responsible for improving patient care by monitoring the performance of joint replacement implants and the effectiveness of surgery. Over the past decade, the NJR has grown to hold more than 2 million patient records and is currently the largest arthroplasty register of its type in the world.

For this set of appointments, the NJR is specifically seeking applicants to fulfil the roles of:

  • Orthopaedic surgeon member
  • AHP/specialist practitioner with an interest in orthopaedics

Orthopaedic surgeon member
Candidates should be a practising orthopaedic surgeon with expert experience of joint replacement surgery. They should also be aware of the views of the profession and have direct links and a strong network within it. Ideally candidates should also be a member of the British Orthopaedic Association or a specialist orthopaedic society, have experience of outcome measurement following joint replacement surgery, and have contributed to scientific/clinical literature and/or conferences on joint replacement.

AHP/specialist practitioner with an interest in orthopaedics
Candidates should be a practicing AHP/Nurse/General Practitioner with an interest in orthopaedics. They should also have worked in the management of patients during or following joint replacement and/or have a specialist interest in joint replacement surgery.  Ideally candidates will also be a member of their professional body and/or a member of an orthopaedic special interest professional group.

Membership of the NJRSC is multi-disciplinary with representatives of orthopaedic surgery; epidemiology/public health; a practitioner with a specialist interest in orthopaedics; patients; NHS and independent sector healthcare management; and implant manufacturers.

The appointments are not remunerated, but expenses will be paid in line with travel and subsistence policy and rates for the NJRSC. The time commitment is up to four days per year.

The closing date for applications is midday on May 4 2017.  

To apply, please read through the information pack for applicants (▼).

For full information about the roles, please visit the Public Appointments website:

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please email/call on 0113 2545915 quoting the reference EC16-21.

To arrange an informal chat about the role(s) with NJR Director of Operations Elaine Young, please contact the NJR Management Team on 020 7997 7352.

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