The NJR is a mandatory dataset which supports the Best Practice Tariff
The Best Practice Tariff for hip and knee joint replacement surgery is conditional on trusts achieving a minimum compliance rate of 75% with the NJR and an NJR ‘Not Recorded’ consent rate of less than 25%. The consultation for 2016/17 (to be implemented in financial year 2017/18) proposed changes to these rates: a minimum compliance of 85% and a ‘Not Recorded’ consent rate of below 15%. In the proposal document (‘2016/17 national tariff proposals: currency design and relative prices’) NHS Improvement (formerly ‘Monitor’) noted that feedback from the 2015/16 statutory consultation notice showed support for increasing BPT target rates over time.
The NJR Centre compares data from HES with records submitted to the NJR to calculate the compliance rate. The files sent to the Best Practice Tariff team each quarter are available to download from the NJR website (www.njrcentre.org.uk).
Introduction to NJR Reports
NJR Surgeon and Hospital Profile
Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel
NJR 13th Annual Report 2016
Online Appendices Committee Composition - NJR 13th Annual Report 2016
Online Appendices Committee Terms of Reference - NJR 13th Annual Report 2016
Online Appendices Papers and Publications - NJR 13th Annual Report 2016
Prostheses used in hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder replacement procedures 2015
Trust-, Local Health Board- and unit-level activity and outcomes 2015
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