In November 2013 the National Quality Board (NQB) and NHS England (NHSE) published national guidance, How to ensure the right people, with the right skills, are in the right place at the right time, which outlines our responsibility to ensure safe staffing levels.
For every shift during every day we now display the planned and actual staffing levels on each of our wards with other key information such as who is in charge.
We have made our first report to the Board of Directors which demonstrated that we have maintained safe staffing levels. Over the coming months we will be reviewing staffing levels in all of our services using an evidence based process to ensure we continue to have the right numbers of staff with the right skills.
We will also be producing monthly reports which will be published on the NHS Choices website.
For more information about staffing levels in our wards please email Simon Sherring, Associate Director of Nursing: