Transfer of Patient Safety to NHS Improvement
On 1 April 2016 the statutory patient safety functions previously delivered by NHS England transferred with the national patient safety team to NHS Improvement.
Those statutory functions are the responsibility for:
operating the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS); and
using information from the NRLS, and elsewhere, to develop advice and guidance for the NHS on reducing risks to patients.
From the perspective of providers of NHS-funded care, existing processes and policies for incident reporting and receiving and acting on national patient safety alerts has not changed.