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National Joint Registry and British Orthopaedic Association partnership set to grow

11 February 2014

NJR Steering Committee (NJRSC) welcomes co-opted membership of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) President

"We are pleased the BOA President, for their term of office, will be co-opted as a member of the NJR Steering Committee," announced NJR Chairman Laurel Powers-Freeling today.
"This is a positive step forward and will strengthen the valuable link between the NJR and the BOA. Whilst our organisations carry out different roles we have common goals, the most important is these being to drive up the quality of care in orthopaedic surgery," concluded Powers-Freeling.
Current BOA President Professor Tim Briggs will take up his position with immediate effect. This position will also extend for a further year in 2015/16 in his capacity as lead of the national ‘Getting It Right First Time’ project.
The Getting It Right First Time report was published in 2012 and considered the current state of England’s orthopaedic surgery provision and suggested that changes can be made to improve pathways of care, patient experience, and outcomes with significant cost savings. Professor Briggs is leading the national professional pilot of this approach.
National Lead for the NJR Elaine Young said: "NJR data forms a significant part of Getting It Right First Time. Our collaboration with Tim will help to support the initiative as it considers, nationally, the best and most cost effective way of achieving high quality orthopaedic care."
Of the announcement, Professor Briggs added: "I am delighted to join the NJR Steering Committee. Together with GIRFT we will see further improvements in the quality of care for our orthopaedic patients with fewer complications and better outcomes - as well as significant savings to ensure continued, timely and effective care."

  • Professor Tim Brigg’s further biography can be found here >
  • The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) is the Surgical Specialty Association for Trauma and Orthopaedics in the UK. To find out more visit
  • To find out more about Getting It Right First Time please visit:

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