Choose one of the 5 Thermometers to begin

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First make sure you are logged in to the Safety Thermometer website with admin or editor access.

  • Navigate to the Thermometer home page using the tab at the top of the page

  • Click the ‘Collect Data’ button on the left hand side and click the ‘Collect data’ option under


  • Select the organisation that you will be entering data for from the drop down menu
  • Choose your ward from list that appears below your organisation, then click the ‘Add Survey’ button


  • On the add data page MAKE SURE YOU ENTER THE CORRECT COLLECTION DATE for your data in the ‘Survey Date’ box at the top
  • Incorrect survey date could allocate your data to the wrong time period and could cause errors on submission!


  • You can now enter all of the patient’s details for your ward. Once you have entered data the row will turn green to indicate that you have finished, if you have incomplete data the row will turn red
  • When complete, click the ‘Save’ button to save the data. - Your data has now been submitted to the database.

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Safety Thermometer User Feedback Survey

The NHS Safety Thermometer has been up and running for more than 8 years! In that time we have collectively surveyed more than 10 milliion patients and created the largest national safety database in the world!

We are always striving for improvement; your feedback is invaluable to us in ensuring we deliver the best possible service to our users. We would be grateful if you could provide some feedback on your use of the NHS Safety Thermometer.

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