Annual progress: Data completeness and quality

About the key indicators of data quality and completeness

It is mandatory for the following providers of joint replacement surgery to collect and submit data to the NJR:

  • all NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts within NHS England
  • all NHS Wales hospitals
  • all NHS-funded procedures in Northern Ireland
  • all independent sector hospitals in England and Wales

Performance against the three key indicators of data quality (compliance, consent and linkability) has continued to improve generally, although a high degree of monitoring and support to orthopaedic units is still required.  

Unit-level performance against these key indicators are provided in Part Four of the report and this information can be found here or in the PDF downloads column on the right hand side of the page. 

This data is also provided through the NJR StatsOnline service, and in a standard annual clinical report provided to Trust and Health Board chief executives and independent healthcare companies.