Data Completeness and Quality

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) varies slightly throughout the year but has remained at the same levels as reported last year. Unit-level performance against these key indicators is available in the Downloads area.

The number of procedures submitted, with the corresponding consent rates, for each hospital are provided through the NJR StatsOnline 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.  Surgeons are also able to access annual clinical reports for those hospitals in which they practice.