Why your NJR consent is important
NJR Patient consent
Giving consent for your personal details to be held in the registry is voluntary, but for the NJR to be most effective we need to collect as many records as possible that include patient personal details. This enables us to monitor and track how well implants perform over the years and also to contact you should we need to.
Patient details requested include:
- date of birth
- home postcode
- NHS number or national patient identifier
- contact details (email address and mobile phone number)
The NJR needs your consent to record these details to abide by the Data Protection Act (2018). If you do not give your consent, only the details of your operation and the medical device implants you have received will be recorded.
The NJR patient consent form is used to confirm whether you have agreed to have your personal details recorded in the registry. You should be asked by your hospital if you would like to give your consent and be given an NJR Patient Consent Form to complete.
If you give your consent and then later change your mind, you may revoke this permission at any time by contacting us. If you do not give your consent, data about your operation will be entered but without any personal details attached. But this will mean that individual operation details and implants used are not traceable back to you.
How do I give my consent?
To give your consent you will need to complete an NJR Patient Consent Form. You should be asked by your hospital if you would like to give your consent and be given the form to complete and submit. The form should be signed by the same person signing the hospital’s operation consent form, which is a completely different form to the NJR Consent form.
If you have any questions or need further information about the registry or your rights under the Data Protection Act (2018), please contact us at any time.