The Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP) was set up to monitor NICE guidance on primary hip implants in 2002 and hip resurfacing in 2004. The Panel provides on-going assessment of hip implants to benchmark both hip femoral stems and hip acetabular cups against the NICE guidance, providing a benchmark rating for implant survivorship and data submission quality. In 2014 the process was extended to include Total knee prostheses. The ODEP rating is now a commonly used benchmark used not only in the UK but globally.
The panel members accept data submissions bi-annually - for hips in spring and autumn, for knees in winter and summer, with regular meeting arranged to discuss improvements and review improvements to the process scheduled throughout the year.