NJR Steering Committee
The NJR is hosted by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and overseen by a Steering Committee (NJRSC), which is designated as an NHS England (NHS E) ‘Expert Committee'. The NJRSC Chairman reports directly to the NHS England Medical Director.
The NJR Steering Committee, which meets quarterly, is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and running of the NJR. The Steering Committee has a lay Chairman, Mrs Laurel Powers-Freeling.
The current list of members and their declarations are listed in the online appendices.
Nine sub-committees supported the work of the NJR Steering Committee in 2019/20:
• Executive Committee - Chairman, Mrs Laurel Powers-Freeling
• Medical Advisory Committee - Chairman, Mr Timothy Wilton
• Editorial Board - Chairman, Professor Mike Reed
• Implant Scrutiny Committee - Chairman, Mr Peter Howard
• Surgeon Performance Committee - Chairman, Mr Peter Howard
• Research Committee - Chairman, Professor Mark Wilkinson
• Data Quality Committee - Chairman, Mr Matthew Porteous
• Regional Clinical Coordinators Committee - Chairman, Mr Matthew Porteous
NJR Management Team (NJRMT)
The NJR Management Team is hosted at HQIP's London office and is responsible for overall operational and contract management of the NJR and for supporting the work of the NJRSC and its sub-committees.
The NJR Management team is led by the NJR Director of Operations for all NJR operational activity and contracts including NJR Communications and Stakeholder Engagement which is overseen by an associate director within the NJR Management Team, to support the delivery and communication of the strategic plan. As well as working closely with the Editorial Board, the communication function also works with the Regional Clinical Coordinators Committee and the NJR Patient Network.
NJR Service Delivery
The NJR’s services are delivered under two separate contracts which are overseen, managed and monitored by the NJR Management Team:
- NJR Service Centre
The NJR’s Service Centre is contracted to a team within Northgate Public Services (UK) Ltd (NPS). NPS has contracted responsibility for the management and development of the IT infrastructure, software applications, data management and reporting services for the NJR. NPS is also contracted to facilitate the ‘NJR Service Desk’, a team who provide day-to-day information and support to NJR stakeholders. The current team of six Regional Coordinators responsible for providing on-site support to orthopaedic units in hospitals will soon be replaced with a team of four NJR Compliance Officers and a Data Quality Officer.
- NJR statistical support, analysis and research
The NJR’s statistical work is contracted to a combined team from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford. The team is responsible for the delivery of statistical analyses of the NJR’s data and also data from other sources, and for developing the statistical methodologies for the identification of potential outlier performance. Their role also includes ad hoc data analyses, in addition to those included in the NJR Annual Report, that are central to the work of the Implant Scrutiny Committee and the Surgeon Performance Committee.