For practical reasons we publish two sets of National patient safety incident reports (NaPSIRs) simultaneously. This publication includes reports covering incidents to December 2019, and to September 2019; the commentary analyses data to September 2019.
Every six months we publish official statistics on patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS. The NaPSIRs set out the number of patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS and describe their patterns and trends. The data include all patient safety incidents reported by NHS organisations in England.
Two sets of data and analysis are presented in each NaPSIR data report:
- 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
NRLS national patient safety incident reports: commentary March 2020
NaPSIR up to December 2019
Data on patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS up to December 2019 - full workbook
Data on patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS up to December 2019 - as an ODS file
NaPSIR up to September 2019
Data on patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS up to September 2019 - full workbook
Data on patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS up to September 2019 - as an ODS file
Official statistic compliance
We produce the national patient safety incident report official statistic publications in accordance with the code of practice for statistics. The documents below describe our compliance with the code.
Supporting information on patient safety incident reporting and the NRLS, what this data is, the methodology, and why we publish it.
How we use incident reports submitted to the NRLS to improve patient safety
You can find details of how we identify issues and risks by reviewing patient safety incident reports, and the action we take as a direct result to protect patients from harm in our Patient safety review and response reports. These reports include information and case studies on what we've done to address ‘rare and under-recognised’ safety issues identified through the NRLS and other sources.
If you have any queries in relation to the data contained in the workbooks please contact us.