NHS England and the Care Quality Commission have issued joint guidance on the delivery of the ‘hard truths’ commitments, to publish data regarding nursing, midwifery and care staff levels.
Research demonstrates that staffing levels are linked to the safety of care and that staff shortfalls increase the risks of patient harm and poor quality care.
We publish staffing data in the following ways:
- A board report describing the staffing capacity and capability, following an establishment review, using evidence based tools. This is presented to the board every six months.
- Information about the nurses and care staff deployed for each shift compared to what has been planned. This is displayed on wards.
- A board report containing details of planned and actual staffing on a shift-by-shift basis on wards for the previous month. This is presented to the Board every month.
The latest reports can be viewed here:
Nursing staffing levels
|Nurse Staffing Return September 2023
|Nurse Staffing Return December 2022.pdf
|Safe Staffing Summary Master November 2022.pdf
|Safe Staffing Summary Master October 2022.pdf
|Safe Staffing Summary Master September 2022.pdf
|Nurse Staffing Return August 22.pdf
|Nurse Staffing Return July 22.pdf
|Nurse Staffing Return June 22.pdf
|Nurse Staffing Return April 2022
|Nurse Staffing Return March 2022
|Nurse Staffing Return February 2022
|Nurse Staffing Return January 2022