NJR updates on 'Everyone Counts' publication of consultant surgeon-level information
In December 2012, NHS England (then NHS Commissioning Board) announced that through the 'Everyone Counts' initative, the activity and outcomes of surgery at individual consultant-level would be published by 30 June 2013 for ten clinical areas.
Orthopaedics is one of the ten clinical areas to publish consultant-level data for total hip replacements and total knee replacements. The National Joint Registry (NJR), as the appointed national clinical audit, has been supporting the corresponding professional body, the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), in meeting the requirements of the initative.
The process of publication across all ten clinical areas is being managed and guided by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Paretnership (HQIP) who have set up dedicated pages at their website: www.hqip.org.uk/everyone-counts.
Are you an orthopaedic surgeon who has performed an NHS-funded total hip or total knee replacement surgery in England in 2012 as Consultant in Charge?
If the answer is yes, you will be included in the analysis for this project and we would like to draw your attention to recent announcements and updates made by the BOA and HQIP/NJR. These letters contain important information about the progress of the project, the information (indicators) to be published and how consent will be sought from each surgeon for the publication of data this year.
NEW: Important update for surgeons dated 12 June 2013
Important information and instructions for surgeons dated 31 May 2013
Important information and instructions for surgeons dated 26 April 2013
Further information on the launch of the consent process will be published at www.boa.ac.uk in the first instance and shared on this website shortly after.
If you would like to ensure we have your contact details for future communications, please email the firstname.lastname@example.org stating your full name, hospital(s) in which you work, your GMC number and NHS email address.
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