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NJR seeks four new Steering Committee members

19 July 2013: NJR and DH Appointments Team announcement

The National Joint Registry (NJR) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is seeking four new members for it Steering Committee (NJRSC). The Steering Committee was established in October 2002, to oversee the work of the NJR which collects information on joint replacement surgery and monitors the performance of joint replacement implants. The registry was set up in 2002 by the Department of Health and the Welsh Government, and Northern Ireland joined in 2013.
About the NJR
The NJR currently collects data on all hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacements across the NHS and independent healthcare sector. A wide range of implants can be used in the joint replacement operations that are carried out across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The registry helps to monitor the performance of these implants and the effectiveness of different types of surgery, improving clinical standards and benefiting patients, clinicians and the orthopaedic industry. In 2008, the management of the NJR was transferred from the Department of Health to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).

Membership
Membership of the NJRSC includes representatives of orthopaedic surgery; epidemiology/public health; practitioners with a specialist interest in orthopaedics; patients; NHS management and independent health sector and implant manufacturers.

The position
The Committee are looking for four members and you will need to have a broad understanding of joint replacement surgery, particularly of the knee and hip and an ability to keep abreast of developments in the field. You will have an outstanding record of achievement and personal credibility in one of the following fields:
  • Epidemiology/Public Health Specialist - 1 member
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Specialist - 1 member
  • Implant Manufacturing and Supplier Industry Specialists - 2 members

Please see the full information pack for position specific criteria.

Time commitment and remuneration
Members will be expected to attend up to four meetings per year plus any additional sub-committee meetings. There is no remuneration for these posts but expenses are paid in line with NHS England expenses policy.

If you require an alternative format such as Braille, large print or audio please call Holly Wainwright on 0113 254 6135 quoting the reference EC13-27.

The closing date for applications is midday on 7 August 2013.

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