The future of the patient safety incident reporting: upgrading the NRLS

Over the next three years the Development of the Patient Safety Incident Management System (DPSIMS) project will define and deliver the successor to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) and the Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS).

The NRLS is more than 13 years old and due for an upgrade, which is why we're working closely with stakeholders to create a system that will provide resources to support safety improvement and help the NHS learn when things go wrong.

The new system will:

  • meet both local and national needs in terms of accessibility to both staff and patients/carers
  • integrate with other systems
  • strike a balance of confidentiality and transparency
  • support an open and honest NHS culture devoted to continuous learning and improvement of patient safety

Development of the Patient Safety Incident Management System (DPSIMS)

This document provides some background information on the DPSIMS project and why it is required, as well as the outputs of several stakeholder sessions focussing on the issues with recording Patient Safety Incidents from a variety of different provider types.

Development of the Patient Safety Incident Management System (DPSIMS) PPTX, 8.0 MB

Background information on the DPSIMS project, including the outputs of some user workshops

The DPSIMS project - Alpha phase

The DPSIMS project is now in the Alpha phase. This update reiterates the aims of the overall project, and outlines the plans for the Alpha phase and work underway. It also gives details of how you can get involved.

Development of the Patient Safety Incident Management System (DPSIMS) project PDF, 282.8 KB

Development of the Patient Safety Incident Management System (DPSIMS) project - Alpha Phase Update

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