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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, over four million incident reports have been submitted.

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.

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  • 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
  • View feedback reports for your organisation

News Headlines

  • 27-Sep-2017 : Latest data published

    The Organisation Patient Safety Incident data has been published today for incidents that occurred between 1 October 2016 and 31 March 2017 and were submitted to the NRLS on or before 31 May 2017. The data submitted by English organisations can be accessed via the NHS Improvement website and by Welsh organisations via the Welsh Government website


  • 19-Jul-2017 : Monthly data on patient safety incident reports

    From July 2017 NHS Improvement will publish monthly data by reporting organisation on the numbers of patient safety incidents reported to the NRLS in the last 12 months by each English organisation regularly reporting to the NRLS. This data will be published on the NHS Improvement website around the 16th of each month. The July data release is available from https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/monthly-data-patient-safety-incident-reports/ and covers the numbers of incidents reported each month between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017. Our regular NRLS reports based on the date the incident occurred will continue to be published every six months. For Welsh monthly NRLS data please refer to the Welsh Government (http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/patient-safety/?lang=en) Your organisation’s NRLS local Reporting Managers have further information regarding this.


  • 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.