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NJR to host three regional events in its 10th anniversary year

8 May 2013

In its 10th anniversary year (April 2013 to March 2014), the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland will host three regional events for hospital staff involved in the NJR process. This trio of educational events is open to administrators, data clerks, managers, nurses, surgeons and healthcare professionals and will focus on learning and networking.

The first two events have been confirmed and will take place on the following dates. Colleagues across the NHS and independent sector are encouraged to book their FREE place as soon as they can - last year's event in the East of England was fully booked.

  • Thursday 6 June 2013 at the Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (CH49 5PE) - book a place through Inez Dunn, NJR North West Regional Coordinator on or 07951 693 529. See the poster > 
  • Friday 6 September 2013 at the Audrey Emerton Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE - book a place through Anita Cannon, NJR South East Regional Coordinator on or 07951 629 101
  • A third event will be held February/March 2014 in the West Midlands - date to be confirmed

Over 90% of last year's attendees said they were very happy with the programme on the day and particularly enjoyed the following themes:

  • Understanding how to access data and information on accessing reports online
  • Broader understanding of NJR and its importance
  • Meeting people from different hospitals/areas and how they collect their data
  • Listening to the consultants applying NJR statistics to their clinical practice
  • Patient perspective, getting an insight to the patient point of view

Organiser and host NJR North West Regional Coordinator Inez Dunn added: "We are really pleased to be able to offer additional opportunities in the NJR's 10th anniversary year for our colleagues to come and take part in what is always a worthwhile learning and networking event. Entering the data in the NJR is just the start of the process and we are always keen to show how the hard work of hospital staff translates into information and analysis that benefits patients, surgeons and other healthcare professionals."

This series of regional events are the first in a programme of 10th anniversary year activity for the National Joint Registry, which started collecting information on joint replacement operations in 2003. For further updates and announcements, please subscribe to the NJR's eBulletin news service.

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