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Safety data reports

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  • Quarterly Data Summaries (superceded by NRLS Quarterly Data Workbooks), which set out the number of patient safety incident reports received and describe patterns and trends.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
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
Review of patient safety for children and young people01 June 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
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 801 August 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 8: Learning from reporting- radiotherapy-related...01 August 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 9: Learning from reporting - device-related...01 January 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 9: Learning from reporting - nasogastric tube...01 January 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 731 December 2007Data report