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.