Our response to COVID-19

Published: 17 Mar 2020

This page was originally published on 17 March 2020 and has been subject to regular updates since. The current content reflects the latest position. 

Last update: 2 April 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on NCAPOP

HQIP, NHS England & NHS Improvement and the Welsh government have produced this guidance for NCAPOP providers regarding the impact of COVID-19 on national clinical audit. The guidance was updated on 2 April 2020 with the final confirmed statement from NHS England & NHS Improvement.

This has been produced in support of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Data Access Requests

New and existing applications and subsequent data releases may be delayed as we prioritise urgent COVID–19 requests. Therefore the Data Access Request Group meeting on 15 April 2020 will ONLY consider urgent Covid-19 related applications. This means that the next DARG meeting for all other applications and amendments will be 20 May.

Update from the National Joint Registry: Covid-19 and the suspension of elective surgery

The Government has announced this week that the UK’s health systems are making changes to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of this response there will be widespread suspension of elective surgery, with the exception of cancer patients and some other urgent procedures.

Whilst the National Joint Registry is in alignment with the absolute necessity of this postponement in freeing up essential services for those who are in dire need of these due the spread and impact of Covid-19, we would like to express our empathy with those patients whom the delay will impact and advise that the British Orthopaedic Association has helpfully published some Frequently Asked Questions for patients, which they will keep updated as the coronavirus situation unfolds.

Our working arrangements

All our employees are working remotely for the time being. We’re using video conferencing services for our internal and external meetings.

As our headquarters building has closed, we will not be processing any letters or invoices that have been posted to us since March 17 2020. All correspondence should be emailed to the relevant department. If you have posted mail to us since March 17, please be sure to email the relevant department with an electronic version of what you sent or email [email protected]

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