A new section has been added to the 12th edition of the NJR Annual Report this year, detailing the work of the Implant Performance Committee and the reporting of implant performance to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The implant scrutiny group reports Level 1 outlier implants to the MHRA. Since the committee’s formation in 2009 there have been three hip stems, three hip acetabular (cup) components and seventeen hip stem/cup combinations reported. Four knee brands have been notified.

Details of these implants, when they were notified and their last usage date can be found in the downloadable document on the right – ‘Trust-, Local Health Board-, and unit-level activity and outcomes’.