How to find us
Enter the building at the Cliftonville entrance (Area C) and immediately turn left. We are very close to Cafe Royale.
Before joint replacement surgery, you will need time to prepare, both physically and psychologically. Planning ahead for the challenges of surgery and recovery will help ensure a more successful outcome. The JEAP clinic is aimed at giving you some practical tips to help you get ready for your joint replacement surgery.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Please bring any medication you are currently taking, or alternatively a list of mediations or your current prescription. Bring your glasses and any hearing aids you normally wear.
Hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacements are common and highly successful operations that bring many patients relief from pain and improved mobility. Thousands of these joint replacement operations take place in the UK every year. The National Joint Registry (NJR) was set up by the Department of Health and Welsh Government in 2002 to collect information on joint replacement operations and to monitor the performance of implants, hospitals and surgeons.
The NJR started collecting data in April 2003 and submission for NHS organisations has been mandatory since April 2011. The registry now holds over 2.5 million records, making it the largest register of its kind in the world. Hip and knee replacements have been collected since 2003, ankle joint replacements since 2010 and elbow and shoulder joint replacements since April 2012. Submission for NHS organisations has been mandatory since April 2011, with the independent sector adhering to mandatory requirements since 2003.
In England and Wales there are approximately 160,000 total hip and knee replacement procedures performed each year. Approximately the same number of hip and knee joints are replaced. Ankle replacement is a much less common procedure, but the practice is growing rapidly.
Summary of key facts about joint replacement during the 2017 calender year
NJR PROMs questionnaires
You will be asked in advance of surgery to fill in an NJR PROMs (Patient Reported Outcome Measures) questionnaire. PROMs are a national initiative devised to assess the quality of care delivered to NHS patients. Additionally, you will be contacted approximately six months after your operation with an invitation to fill out another, slightly different questionnaire. The purpose of these questionnaires are to help the NHS measure and improve the quality of care for all patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.
For each consultant surgeon listed, you will find information about their practice including how many hip, knee, ankle, elbow or shoulder procedures they have carried out over the past 3 years:
NJR Surgeon and Hospital Profile
15th Annual National Joint Register Report (2018) *full report
Below are listed Patient Guides published by the National Joint Register for each of the commonly performed replacements.
The National Joint Register has links to a number of blogs that you might find hepful preparing you for surgery.