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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  • Quarterly Data Summaries (superceded by NRLS Quarterly Data Workbooks), which set out the number of patient safety incident reports received and describe patterns and trends.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
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to December 201408 April 2015Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to September 201408 April 2015Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to June 201422 October 2014Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to March 201421 October 2014Data report
Supporting information for Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports -...24 September 2014Data report
Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - data workbooks September 201424 September 2014Data report
Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - data workbooks April 201430 April 2014Data report
Supporting information for Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - April...30 April 2014Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to June 201329 April 2014Data report
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to December 201329 April 2014Data report
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