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Quarterly Data Summaries

The Quarterly Data Summary (QDS) reports set out the number of patient safety incidents reported to the Reporting and Learning System (NRLS), and describe their patterns and trends.

 

The data include all patient safety incidents reported by NHS organisations in England and Wales.
 
Two sets of data and analysis are presented in each QDS:

  • The number of reports made to the NRLS by quarter, using data based on the date that the report was received.

  • An overview of patterns and trends in incident reports using data based on the date that the incidents occurred.


Following the transfer of the NRLS to NHS Improvement on 1 April 2016, all future QDS reports will be published on the NHS Improvement website. This begins with the QDS reports published 28 September 2016 for up to March 2016 and up to June 2016 .

 

Previous QDS reports can still be found below. 

  
Supporting information for the Quarterly Data Summaries


NRLS Quarterly Data Workbooks containing summary data for a 12 month period. These single work books replace the Quarterly Data Summaries.

TitleIssue dateType
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to December 201012 May 2011Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to September 201003 February 2011Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to June 201024 November 2010Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to March 201025 October 2010Data report
Quarterly data summary issue 14 27 November 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 14: Learning from reporting - improving the...27 November 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary issue 1331 August 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 13: Learning from reporting - chest drains31 August 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 13: Learning from reporting - staffing31 August 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 12: Learning from reporting - how has incident...01 May 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 12: Learning from reporting - is nutrition a...01 May 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 1201 May 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 1101 February 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 11: Learning from reporting - medication incidents...01 February 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 11: Learning from reporting - pressure ulcers01 February 2009Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 10: Learning from reporting - vaccination...01 November 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 10: Learning from reporting - patient...01 November 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 10: Learning from reporting - reliability in...01 November 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 1001 November 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 901 August 2008Data report