NJR Structure & Governance

NJR Structure & Governance

The National Joint Registry (NJR) collects joint replacement data in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Guernsey.

We have collected data in England and Wales for:

• hip and knee surgery since April 2003
• ankle surgery since April 2010
• elbow and shoulder surgery since April 2012

Northern Ireland started to submit data to the registry in February 2013 and the Isle of Man in July 2015. Guernsey joined in November 2019.

Described as a global exemplar of an implantable medical device registry, the NJR continues to be the largest orthopaedic registry in the world, with an international reputation and now with around 3.7 million procedure records submitted, as at 31 March 2023.

NJR Mission

The mission of the National Joint Registry is to collect and analyse high quality and relevant data about joint replacement surgery in order to provide timely warnings of issues related to patient safety. 

In a continuous drive to improve patient outcomes and to ensure the quality and value of joint replacement surgery, we will monitor and report on outcomes, and enable and support related orthopaedic research.

Learn more about the NJR at www.njrcentre.org.uk.