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 hospitals in Northern Ireland performing Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI) funded procedures

• All independent sector hospitals in England and Wales

Performance against the three key indicators of data quality (compliance, consent, and linkability) has continued to be variable throughout the year and the monitoring of, and support to, orthopaedic units has remained high.  Unit-level performance against these key indicators is provided in Part Four of the report, available as a PDF download from the right-hand side of the page.

The number of procedures submitted, with the corresponding consent rates, for each hospital are provided are provided through the NJR Stats Online Service.  Performance against all indicators is also included in an annual clinical report provided to Trust and Health Board chief executives and to independent healthcare companies.