Table 1

Examples of reporting systems and schemes in the UK

Reporting system/schemeUses
National Reporting and Learning SystemAdverse and patient safety incidents in England and Wales—all organisations upload their incidents to this system
Yellow Card System (run by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Commission on Human Medicines)Suspected adverse drug reactions in the UK
MHRAAdverse incidents involving medical devices in the UK
Healthcare Improvement ScotlandAdverse incident management across the NHS in Scotland
Datix incident reporting systemUsed by around 75% of NHS hospital trusts to report adverse incidents and near misses
National Patient Safety Alerting System (run by NHS England)Cascading important safety alerts to healthcare providers to avoid harm in England