reporting on its own can never tell us all we need to know about
patient safety. Instead, a range of information sources and data is
required to achieve a more comprehensive understanding.
The Patient Safety Observatory was established by the
National Reporting and Learning Service to draw upon a range of
intelligence sources to identify and monitor patient safety incidents,
and to highlight and prioritise areas for action. Sources include
litigation bodies, industry and patients, and together they provide a
more complete picture of patient safety across all healthcare sectors.
A series of reports has been published by the Observatory. The reports:
The Patient Safety Observatory reports are listed below.