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Learning from Patient Safety Events

The Learn from Patient Safety Events (LFPSE) service is a national NHS service for the recording and analysis of patient safety events that occur in healthcare. The service introduces a range of innovations to support the NHS to improve learning from the over 2.5 million patient safety events recorded each year, to help make care safer.

It is being introduced across the NHS as organisations switch to recording patient safety events onto the new LFPSE service, rather than the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) and Strategic Executive Information System (StEIS) it is replacing.

Some organisations have already upgraded their Local Risk Management System (LRMS) to a LFPSE-compliant system and are now uploading all safety events recorded by their staff to LFPSE; while other organisations are still recording onto the NRLS as they prepare to make the switch. We anticipate that we will upgrade to an LFPSE-compliant system early next year.

What services does LFPSE provide

LFPSE initially provides two main services:

Record a patient safety event – organisations, staff and patients will be able to record the details of patient safety events, contributing to a national NHS wide data source to support learning and improvement.

Access data about recorded patient safety events – providers can access data that has been submitted by their teams, in order to better understand their local recording practices and culture, and to support local safety improvement work.

The LFPSE service will continue to grow and evolve in response to user feedback. More tools will be added over time.

Watch this three minute video from NHS England which explains LFPSE:

For more information, please visit the LFPSE website: NHS England » Learn from patient safety events (LFPSE) service.