As a result local definitions and classification systems often differ and must

As a result local definitions and classification

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As a result, local definitions and classification systems often differ and must be aligned to the NRLS for accurate reporting (see Section 5 below). A small number of incidents are reported directly using our online eForms by individuals and organisations that do not have local risk management systems. Organisations vary in how their local systems are set up, how many incidents are reported locally and how frequently they upload data to the NRLS.
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5 | > Guidance notes on NRLS official statistics publications To reduce the burden on local organisations of having to manually enter data both locally and nationally, the NRLS enables the national submission of digital reports stored on local systems. There can be a time lag between an incident occurring and being reported to the NRLS for a variety of reasons (see Section 5 below). Regular reporting is encouraged to minimise this lag. 3. NRLS data publications Purpose NHS Improvement publishes three different but complementary routine data outputs using the NRLS data, all of which are classified as official statistics: the national patient safety incident reports (NaPSIR), organisation patient safety incident reports (OPSIR) and monthly summary data . Note, as the monthly data summaries are new statistics and being tested with users, they will be classified as experimental statistics ; this is a subset of official statistics. The NaPSIR, OPSIR and monthly summaries are designed to make NRLS data more accessible and they contribute to the pan-government initiative for transparency in data. Specifically, increased transparency together with more thorough reporting and analysis of patient safety-related incidents provides a real opportunity for the NHS at a local and national level to share experiences and learn from these incidents. Increased transparency is key to: improving the safety of services for patients improving outcomes and productivity in NHS services promoting higher quality and more efficient services, choice and accountability facilitating enhanced commissioning driving economic growth by enabling the development of tools to support users, commissioners and providers of NHS services.
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6 | > Guidance notes on NRLS official statistics publications As mentioned above, the NRLS and patient safety incidents are not the only source of information relating to patient safety and our published data must be considered alongside other local and national intelligence. Frequency and format NaPSIR and OPSIR data is published every six months in March and September, and the monthly summaries are published monthly. All data is available on the NHS Improvement website . Publication dates are announced in advance for the forthcoming year and data are published at 9.30 am on these dates as workbooks in Excel and CSV formats. Official statistics By definition official statistics, including experimental statistics, are statistical outputs produced by the UK Statistics Authorit y’ s executive office (the Office for National Statistics), by central government departments and agencies or the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and by other Crown bodies (over 200 in total). The
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  • Spring '19
  • Abdelghani
  • Statistics, National Health Service, NRLS

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