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Safety data reports

On 1 April 2016 the statutory patient safety functions previously delivered by NHS England transferred with the national patient safety team to NHS Improvement.

 

From September 2016, NRLS data publications began being published on the NHS Improvement website and can be found via the links below:

 


Data reports for periods prior to September 2016 can still be found on this website.

 

The National Reporting and Learning Service (NRLS) uses data on patient safety incidents to help NHS organisations and staff to improve patient safety.

 

The NRLS issues regular reports which analyse the data from patient safety incident reports submitted to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) by healthcare staff.

 

Examples include:

 

  • Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports, which contain a high-level breakdown of incident reports submitted by individual organisations in England and Wales. 

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

  • Quarterly Data Summaries (superceded by NRLS Quarterly Data Workbooks), which set out the number of patient safety incident reports received and describe patterns and trends. 

  • Patient Safety Observatory reports, which draw on RLS data along with a range of intelligence sources to identify trends in patient safety incidents. They also highlight and recommend areas for action.

 

Information from patient safety incidents is also used by the NRLS to develop guidance, tools and campaigns to encourage NHS organisations and staff to learn from incidents and ensure they do not happen again.

 

Search or browse the directory below for data reports.

TitleIssue dateType
Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - data workbooks September 201212 September 2012Data report
Supporting information for Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports -...12 September 2012Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to December 201122 June 2012Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to September 201120 March 2012Data report
Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - data workbooks March 201214 March 2012Data report
Supporting information for Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - March...02 March 2011Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to September 201003 February 2011Data report
PEAT Assessments 201107 December 2010Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to June 201024 November 2010Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to March 201025 October 2010Data report
Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) results 2010: additional data14 October 2010Data report
Feasibility of confirming drugs administered during anaesthesia12 October 2010Data report
Supporting information for Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports -...15 September 2010Data report
Slips, trips and falls data update23 June 2010Data report
Delayed diagnosis of cancer: Thematic review26 March 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
Surgical safety can be improved through better understanding of incidents 12 October 2009Data report
Data Quality Standards | guidance for organisations reporting to the RLS18 September 2009Data report
Safety in doses03 September 2009Data report