Safe staffing

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 on the ward the planned and actual staffing levels on each of our wards, with other key information such as who is in charge.

Every 6 months we report to the Board of Directors regarding safe staffing levels.

April 2020 to March 2021 Safe Staffing Reports

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to produce accurate safe staffing information for the period April 2020 to March 2021. This was due to the number of staffing changes we made during this period to ensure we had the right staff in the right place at the right time, in a flexible way in order to best respond to patient's needs.

We started producing the reports on a monthly basis again from April 2021.