Our response to COVID-19

Published: 17 Mar 2020

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Last update: 14 July 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on NCAPOP

July 2020: NHS England & NHS Improvement and the Welsh government have produced Stepping back up of key reporting and management functions guidance (click link to access document). This is in keeping with Stage 2 of the Government’s Covid-19 recovery planning. The relevant HQIP project team (associate director/project manager) will be in contact with NCAPOP providers to agree next steps.

March 2020: HQIP, NHS England & NHS Improvement and the Welsh government produced this guidance for NCAPOP providers (click link to access document) 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.

NCAPOP reports schedule

The schedule for NCAPOP reports is subject to alterations as the health system prioritises activity relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports will be published as soon as possible but we are unable to confirm exact dates at this stage.

Data Access Requests

New and existing applications and subsequent data releases may be delayed as we prioritise urgent COVID–19 requests.

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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