All Serious Incidents which meet the definition of a patient safety incident should also be reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) for national learning. Organisations with local risk management systems that link to the NRLS can report via their own systems. Organisations without this facility should report to the NRLS using the relevant NRLS e-form.
NB: StEIS and the NRLS are not currently linked and this is why separate reporting is required. Work to redevelop and combine functions of StEIS and NRLS will be undertaken as part of the development of the new Patient Safety Incident Management System.
From 5 March 2018 the hosting of StEIS will transfer from Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) IT systems to a new platform hosted by us. You can find out further details on the transition of StEIS.