National Joint Registry appoints new Chair

Published: 04 May 2022

The National Joint Registry (NJR) has appointed Professor Sir Paul Curran a university leader, experienced national board Chair and distinguished academic as their next Chair.

Professor Sir Paul Curran will succeed Laurel Powers-Freeling, who was the NJR Chair for ten years, and Mr Tim Wilton, the current Interim Chair, when he takes up his post in May 2022.

Sir Paul said of his appointment, ‘It is a great honour to be appointed as Chair of the world’s largest registry of joint replacement surgery.  What I particularly like about the NJR is its standing as a pioneering, trusted and collaborative registry that produces significant benefit for patients.  This is an exciting time to be joining the NJR as it informs the development of an ambitious national medical device information system for patient safety and starts to harness the power of big data analytics.’

Read the full NJR announcement.