This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 . The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of official statistics against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. This report is in response to such a request from the Secretary of State for Health in response to the Statistics Authority’s Monitoring Review: Official Statistics on Patient Outcomes in England . The report covers the following reported patient safety incidents statistics produced by NHS England and reported in:

• NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook and Summary (Quarterly Data Summary)

• NRLS Organisation Patient Safety Incident Report and Workbook (Organisation Report)

This report forms part of a group of assessments of patient outcomes statistics produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and NHS England: the NHS Outcomes Framework, Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicators, Patient Reported Outcome Measures and Patient Experience statistics.

This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Regulation Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Director General for Regulation.

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