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NJR launches website survey to inform improvements

11 November 2011

The National Joint Registry (NJR) has launched a three-minute survey regarding its website to find out what alterations users would like to see. The aim is refresh the site in early 2012 to provide an even more valuable and accessible service to NJR stakeholders and the public.

"As the largest registry of its kind in the world, it is important our website is an up to date and accessible resource for all those seeking to improve joint replacement surgery and the care of those who receive hip, knee and ankle implants," commented Elaine Young, National Lead for the NJR.

"We already have specific areas on the site for patients for example, but we want to refresh our approach and do more to share our latest projects with people that support our work and use our data. Very shortly, we will be publishing our first Public and Patient Guide to our Annual Report 2011 which aims to increase the transparency of the surgical data we produce.

"If you have a spare three minutes today, we would welcome your input. Thank you to everyone who takes part and we hope you enjoy a more useable and user friendly website at the end of the process," Young concluded.

About the NJR

The National Joint Registry (NJR) of England and Wales was established in 2002. Its purpose is to define, improve and maintain the quality of care of individuals receiving hip, knee and ankle joint replacement surgery across the NHS and independent healthcare sector.

Data collection began in April 2003 and the registry now holds over 1 million records and more records about certain procedure types than any other registry in the world. As a result of the increasing volume and quality of data it is possible to make accurate analysis available to all stakeholders and contribute significantly to good practice and patient safety.


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