Organisation patient safety incident reports: 29 September 2021

Data based on incidents that occurred in England from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 and were submitted to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) by 31 May 2021.

OPSIR commentary

The data

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.

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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 documents

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.