The Quarterly Data Summary (QDS) reports set out the number of patient safety incidents reported to the Reporting and Learning System (NRLS), and describe their patterns and trends.
The data include all patient safety incidents reported by NHS organisations in England and Wales.
Two sets of data and analysis are presented in each QDS:
The number of reports made to the NRLS by quarter, using data based on the date that the report was received.
An overview of patterns and trends in incident reports using data based on the date that the incidents occurred.
Also included in each QDS is analysis of data on specific themes or clinical areas.
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbooks containing summary data for a 12 month period. These single work books replace the Quarterly Data Summaries.