Patient safety data October 2010 to March 2011

If you require information on patient safety for your PCT I have created a dashboard where you can select the PCT in question and see the figures from the National Patient Safety Agency datatables.

You can access the underlying data from the dashboard by using the icons at the bottom of the dashboard.


I have taken the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) data from the August 2011 release and created a dashboard, according to the NPSA the underlying data is:

The sixth release of the Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports data for NHS organisations in England and Wales was on 13 September 2011. The release covers incidents that occurred between 01 October 2010 and 31 March 2011 and were reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) by 31 May 2011.

I have used data on small to large acute hospitals, teaching hospitals, acute teaching and specialist hospitals, as well as mental health and ambulance organisations.

The information in the dashboard covers how many incidents were reported, the rate of incidents per 10000 people, the degrees of harm caused to patients and the time taken on average for incidents to be reported.

The patient safety data is released on the NSPA site alongside reports for each trust. There is however data missing from some trusts, although in the majority of cases the data is complete.

Can you help?

If there’s data missing for a particular Trust, can you help to find it?

If you would like to see or have other data relating to patient safety just get in contact.

More data to come…

I’ll be adding more publicly available health data over the next few weeks and I’m more than happy to chat about finding and cleaning up specific health related datasets.

(cross posted with my blog