Organisations should no longer collect ‘classic’ or ‘next generation (Medication, Mental Health, Maternity and C&YPS)’ Safety Thermometer data or submit it to the Safety Thermometer portal. Information on replacement metrics drawn from routinely collected data can be found on the Patient Safety Measurement Unit webpage.

The Safety Thermometer, launched in 2010, was one of the largest and longest-lasting data collection exercises in NHS history. It had a powerful impact in its early years. But more recent evaluations, research and feedback have shown that the data was incomplete, and it was no longer able to support improvement in the intended way. Because of this, new data sources were explored that could take the burden of data collection away from clinical staff and support new improvement initiatives. Ending the Safety Thermometer were publicly consulted on in 2019/20 as part of proposed changes to the NHS Standard Contract. The response supported ending the national collection of Safety Thermometer data from April 2020, and using alternative data sources to continue improving pressure ulcer prevention, falls prevention, VTE prevention and prevention of healthcare-associated infection.

All data collection for the ‘classic’ Safety Thermometer and the ‘next generation’ Safety Thermometers will therefore stop after March 2020. Plans for nationally-produced replacement data to support improvement drawn from routinely collected sources will be provided or signposted on the NHS England and NHS Improvement Patient Safety Measurement Unit webpage as soon as possible.

Download everything you need to run a local ST collection: the ST Excel installer file, User guides, ST interface document and paper collection templates.

Documents

spreadsheet Safety Thermometer Survey Data Collection Form v4 Popular

1387 downloads

Download (xls, 159 KB)

Safety_Thermometer_Survey_Data_Collection_Form_v4.xls

Safety Thermometer Survey Data Collection Form v4
This is the latest version of the Classic Survey form. Excel file.

pdf Safety Thermometer Survey Data Collection Form v4 Popular

769 downloads

Download (pdf, 252 KB)

Safety_Thermometer_Survey_Data_Collection_Form_v4 (1).pdf

Safety Thermometer Survey Data Collection Form v4
This is the latest version of the Classic Survey form. Printable PDF

default ST 13 01 National Installer Popular

1383 downloads

Download (xlsm, 365 KB)

ST 13.01 National Installer.xlsm

Macro enabled workbook

pdf NHS SAFE Installer Tool Popular

1166 downloads

NHS SAFE Installer Tool
Installer Tool user guide.

document Upgrading to version 1301 Popular

951 downloads

Download (docx, 29 KB)

Upgrading to version 1301.docx

Upgrading to version 1301
Upgrade Instructions from ST 12.74