WHO WE ARE?
NORE, the Network of Orthopaedic Registries of Europe, is an international registry network built up as a standing committee of EFORT and founded in 2015. The network is organised as an EFORT standing committee and reports to the EFORT Board.
NORE focuses on medical device surveillance and arthroplasty outcome in order to support improvements in patient care.
NORE provides advice and awareness to EFORT on international perspective, experiences and practices in medical device surveillance and outcome. This ranges from data capture (e.g. nomenclature on implant attributes) through data analysis and reporting techniques, to new methodology for evaluating performance of medical devices.
As a standing committee, NORE is embedded within EFORT and can use the EFORT platform to disseminate education and research on registry data to the members and the public and government bodies and related industry to create awareness on performance of medical devices. This enhances patients’ and public confidence and trust in both medical devices and surgeons who use them in order to sustain and improve public health. To that purpose, symposia with involvement of all stakeholders are organised.
Although NORE initially focused on registries of hip and knee implants and procedures, other initiatives and established registry formats for other joints (e.g. ankle, shoulder, spine) and diseases (hip fractures, clubfeet etc.) as well as regional and hospital-based registries are part of the NORE network. The purpose with the latter is to present “best practices” from established registries within the network in order to create a blueprint for emerging registries.
The majority of NORE activities are dealt with within Working Groups: the building blocks of the network. The initial NORE Working Groups are:
- Education (supporting EFORT annual congresses).
- Support to emerging registries.
- Stakeholder Registry data reporting.
- Science (i.e. research grants).
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Günther
EFORT Board Representative
Prof Nelissen Cercled
Prof. Dr. Rob GHH Nelissen
Chairman EFORT NORE