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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

  • 13-Aug-2018 : Upcoming publication date • 26 September 2018

    This is for incidents reported as occurring between 1 October 2017 and 31 March 2018 that were submitted to the NRLS on or before 31 May 2018.


  • 21-Mar-2018 : Latest data published

    The Organisation Patient Safety Incident data workbooks have been published today for incidents that occurred between 1 April 2017 and 30 September 2017 and were submitted to the NRLS on or before 30 November 2017. The data submitted by English organisations can be accessed via the NHS Improvement website and by Welsh organisations via the Welsh Government website. New look Explorer Tool summary reports are to follow.


  • 21-Mar-2018 : Third patient safety review and response report

    NHS Improvement’s third patient safety review and response report has been published and can be found in the Resources section of https://improvement.nhs.uk/.


  • 15-Oct-2014 : New NRLS Mapping Toolkit available

    A new 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.