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Welcome to NRLS Reporting

The National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) is a central database of patient safety incident reports. Since the NRLS was set up in 2003, the culture of reporting incidents to improve safety in healthcare has developed substantially.

All information submitted is analysed to identify hazards, risks and opportunities to continuously improve the safety of patient care. Please click here for further information.

The published Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports are generated by the Explorer Tool and can be found here.

For the published data workbook, please click here.

For the monthly published data reports click here and for the National Patient Safety Reports click here.

After logging in you can:

  • Upload incident reports from your local risk management reporting system
  • Review incident reports submitted by your organisation
  • View incident reports submitted online to the NRLS for your organisation

News Headlines

  • 19-Nov-2018 : NRLS 15th Anniversary!

    This Saturday (24 November) will mark the 15th anniversary of the first incident being reported to the NRLS. Why not tweet why you think it is important to share details of incidents to support safety. Here’s the link to the post https://twitter.com/ptsafetyNHS/status/1064537990914080768 using the hashtag #whyireport


  • 14-Nov-2018 : Monthly Provisional Data Summary now refreshed

    The monthly provisional data has been refreshed. This report was delayed due to a technical error. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


  • 06-Nov-2018 : Next reporting cut-off date 30 November 2018

    The cut-off date for the next Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports will be 30 November 2018. This is for incidents reported as occurring between 1 April 2018 and 30 September 2018.


  • 28-Sep-2018 : Official statistics release

    The official statistics releases of the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) data have been published.This includes the twentieth release of the organisation patient safety incident reports workbook (OPSIR) and release of the national patient safety incident reports (NaPSIR; previously called quarterly data summaries).The updated NRLS explorer tool will be available soon. Please visit the home page of the NRLS Reporting site (before log in) to find links to the reports. NHS Improvement’s 4th patient safety review and response report has also been published and can be found at https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/patient-safety-review-and-response-reports/.


  • 15-Oct-2014 : NRLS Mapping Toolkit available

    An NRLS Mapping Toolkit aimed at demystifying the NRLS Mapping process and helping you set up an ideal coding structure is now available. Please request the Mapping Toolkit and mapping review by completing a contact form.