The National Joint Registry (NJR) was established in 2002 by the Department of Health and Welsh Government. It collates data on all of the joint replacement operations carried out in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. These operations include hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder replacements.
The data is used to assess the outcome of these procedures and determine the effectiveness of different operations and even different types of prostheses. The system assigns a unique number to each patient, which means subsequent operations can be investigated, to see if they are the result of a complication. Ultimately the NJR will help to improve patient care and ensure that high standards are met by participating surgeons.
Mr Nirav Shah’s NJR Profile