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Patient safety resources

These resources range from alerts and guidance to toolkits and data reports and can help healthcare professionals improve patient safety in their organisation.

 

 

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Subscribe to email alerts from the Central Alerting System (CAS) here. This system includes Safety alerts, emergency alerts, drug alerts, Dear Doctor letters and Medical Device Alerts.

 

Following the transfer of the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) to NHS Improvement on 1 April 2016, from 28 September 2016 the Organisational Patient Safety Incident Reports (OPSIR) and NRLS Quarterly Data Summaries (QDS) are now published on the NHS Improvement website. This begins with the publishing of the OPSIR October 2015 to March 2016 and the QDS reports for January to March 2016 and April to June 2016

 

Previous OPSIR and QDS data reports can still be found below.

TitleIssue dateType
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to September 201329 April 2014Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to March 201317 April 2014Data report
Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - data workbooks September 201325 September 2013Data report
Supporting information for Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports -...25 September 2013Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to September 201225 September 2013Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to December 201225 September 2013Data report
Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - data workbooks March 201320 March 2013Data report
Supporting information for Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - March...20 March 2013Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to March 201220 March 2013Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to June 201220 March 2013Data report
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
Harm from flushing of nasogastric tubes before confirmation of placement22 March 2012Alert
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...14 March 2012Data report
Risk of harm from CPM syndrome following rapid correction of sodium | Signal28 February 2012Signal
Patient safety issues related to gastrostomy | Signal28 February 2012Signal
Recognising and instigating prompt treatment for necrotising fasciitis | Signal28 February 2012Signal