Key risks emerging
from review of serious incidents
reported by the NHS to its National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) are shared in in the form of Signals
The NRLS now holds over six million patient safety incidents, which are reported from across the NHS in England and Wales. We review each reported incident of patient death or severe harm - around 350 every week.
From the reviews, around 10 alerts a year are produced. These require actions by NHS organisations to reduce risks to patients. However, there is much rich learning in addition to alerts and this is shared as Signals. The latest set of Signals was issued 28 February 2012.
We would like to hear from you – please contact us with anonymised copies of local investigations or information about your initiatives to reduce risks in any of these areas.
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