data to estimate the likely effect given a cause (Table 2), a number of patterns emerge regarding cause and severity.
As you can see the most common problem reported to the NRLS
is that the operating list identifies the operating site incorrectly, this could be that there is a minor error in the patient identification details.
"The figures show the number of incidents reported occurred sometime prior to this period - these have all been investigated, closed and uploaded to the NRLS
It must also be noted that these figures could be substantially higher as staff currently record these serious incidents on the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS
Welsh NHS staff voluntarily input any safety breaches into a database known as the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS
The National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS
) collates all patient safety incidents and groups them into categories.
says this includes having collisions with objects, having contact with "sharps" including needles or scalpels, exposure to cold and heat, and inappropriate patient handling or positioning.