Table 2

NHS Secondary Care Trusts (NSCT) LfDs statutory reporting 2017–2020 17-680

Regulation noRegulatory requirement2017/20182018/20192019/2020
27.1The total no of deaths reported by individual NSCTs3 deaths to 7756 deaths (mean 1341, median 1211, range 7753)2 deaths to 7399 deaths (mean 1301, median 1154, range 7397)1 death to 7939 deaths (mean 1438, median 1219, range 7938)
27.2The no of case record reviews or investigations undertaken relative to the number of patient deaths in individual NSCTs variedBetween 0.2% and 100% of deaths (mean 43.7, median 36.5, range 99.8)Between 0.9% and 100% of deaths (mean 43.7, median 37.1, range 99.1)Between 0.7% and 100% of deaths (mean 45.1, median 36.7, range 99.3)
27.3The no of deaths which the provider judged to be more likely than not to have been due to problems in care (relative to total no of deaths)Between 0 and 13% (mean 0.7, median 0.2, range 13)Between 0 and 8% (mean 0.005, median 0.002, range 8)Between 0 and 100% (mean 0.5, median 0.2, range 100)*
27.4NSCTs who published an LfDs report, but did not report any lessons learnt from deaths25 out of 220 NSCTs (11%)23 out of 214 NSCTs (11%)29 out of 202 NSCTs (14%)
27.5NSCTs who published an LfDs report, but did not report any actions taken as a result of learning30 out of 220 trusts (14%)24 out of 214 trusts (11%)25 out of 202 trusts (12%)
27.6NSCTs who published an LfDs report and provided information about an assessment of impact of actions105 out of 220 trusts (47%)123 out of 214 trusts (57%)79 out of 202 trusts (39%)
  • *In 2019/2020 one NSCT, reporting one death in total, with that death judged more likely than not due to problems in care, therefore, skewing the data.

  • LfDs, Learning from Deaths; NSCT, NHS Secondary Care Trust.