Each year we publish official statistics on patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS, presented by NHS provider. This is the first OPSIR publication to use annual timeframes, rather than six-monthly, and the data will now continue to be published annually going forwards.
- Data on patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS by each NHS trust in England April 2020 to March 2021 – full workbook and individual CSV files
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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 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 on our ‘Using patient safety events data to keep patients safe‘ webpages.
The pages 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.