‘Nothing about me, without me’: NHS Safety Thermometer National Data Report 2012-15

Over the last four years the NHS in England has taken an unprecedented step in measuring harm at scale across the health economy using the NHS Safety Thermometer.

We now have over 7 million patients surveyed for harm, with 200,000 thousand patient surveyed each month, and we are delighted to share with you a summary report on the data for 2012 – 2015.

The report includes:

  • a refresh of the data to the end of the 2014 financial year (March 2015)
  • high level findings
  • key messages on why this is important
  • detailed charts
  • ‘selfies’ from frontline teams using the Safety Thermometer
  • an infographic showing the Safety Thermometer results at a glance

Prof Maxine Power, NHS Safety Thermometer National Lead, Haelo, said: “The NHS Safety Thermometer has been a courageous and positive step for England and has given us new insights into harm. In the last two years the NHS Safety Thermometer data has ‘come of age’ and is now a national statistic. This status, combined with open access to the public, patients and providers marks a significant step in our commitment to transparency and ‘nothing about me, without me”.