Organisation patient safety incident reports: 21 March 2018


Data based on incidents that occurred in England from 1 April to 30 September 2017 and were submitted to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) by 30 November 2017.

OPSIR commentary

OPSIR commentary FINAL_data to September 2017 PDF, 456.7 KB

Commentary on organisational level data of incidents reported to the NRLS

The data

Every six months we publish official statistics on patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS, presented by NHS provider.  

NRLS Organisational data workbook (period Apr 17 to Sep 17)_England.xlsx XLSX, 256.8 KB

Data on patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS by each NHS trust in England.

Official statistic compliance

We produce the organisation 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 documents

NRLS Guidance notes PDF, 492.2 KB

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 actions 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 did to address ‘rare and under-recognised’ safety issues identified through the NRLS and other sources.

Contact us

If you have any queries in relation to the data contained in the workbooks please contact us.

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