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Safety data reports

On 1 April 2016 the statutory patient safety functions previously delivered by NHS England transferred with the national patient safety team to NHS Improvement.

 

From September 2016, NRLS data publications began being published on the NHS Improvement website and can be found via the links below:

 


Data reports for periods prior to September 2016 can still be found on this website.

 

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  • Quarterly Data Summaries (superceded by NRLS Quarterly Data Workbooks), which set out the number of patient safety incident reports received and describe patterns and trends.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
Building a memory18 September 2005Data report
With safety in mind01 July 2006Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 101 July 2006Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 201 September 2006Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 301 December 2006Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 401 December 2006Data report
Safer care for the acutely ill patient: learning from serious incident01 January 2007Data report
Patient Safety Observatory Report 4: Safety in doses01 January 2007Data report
Slips, trips and falls01 January 2007Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 7: Learning from reporting - focus on mental...01 February 2007Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 7: Learning from reporting - medication incidents...01 February 2007Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 530 June 2007Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 630 September 2007Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 731 December 2007Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 9: Learning from reporting - device-related...01 January 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 9: Learning from reporting - nasogastric tube...01 January 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 901 August 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 801 August 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 8: Learning from reporting- radiotherapy-related...01 August 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 10: Learning from reporting - vaccination...01 November 2008Data report