Safe staffing

Nurses ward 36

All hospitals are required to publish information about the number of nursing and midwifery staff working on each ward.

This open and transparent approach is part of the NHS response to the Francis enquiry and is to provide assurance that we have the right number of staff to deliver high quality, safe and effective care.

All inpatient areas have introduced staffing boards to publicly display planned versus actual staff on duty on a daily basis. An escalation plan has been implemented to ensure staff have a clear process to follow if actual numbers are not in line with those planned.

Information about staffing levels is published monthly. Full details are also reported to public meetings of our Board of Directors.

Monthly reports

Mar 2018 report (Feb 2018 figures) (279kb)
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Feb 2018 report (Jan 2018 figures) (291kb)
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Jan 2018 report (Dec 2017 figures) (389kb)
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Nov 2017 report (Oct 2017 figures) (291kb)
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Oct 2017 report (Sept 2017 figures) (288kb)
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Sept 2017 report (Aug 2017 figures) (332kb)
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June 2017 report (May 2017 figures) (337kb)
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April 2017 report (March 2017 figures) (384kb)
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March 2017 report (February 2017 figures) (384kb)
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February 2017 report (January 2017 figures) (378kb)
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January 2017 report (December 2016 figures) (381kb)
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December 2016 report (November 2016 figures) (385kb)
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November 2016 report (October 2016 figures) (385kb)
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October 2016 report (September 2016 figures) (382kb)
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Sept 2016 report (August 2016 figures) (391kb)
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August 2016 report (July 2016 figures) (375kb)
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July 2016 report (June 2016 figures) (393kb)
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June 2016 report (May 2016 figures) (361kb)
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May 2016 report (April 2016 figures) (372kb)
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April 2016 report (March 2016 figures) (372kb)
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March 2016 report (February 2016 figures) (376kb)
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February 2016 report (January 2016 figures) (374kb)
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January 2016 report (December 2015 figures) (373kb)
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December 2015 report (November 2015 figures) (372kb)
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November 2015 report (October 2015 figures) (372kb)
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October 2015 report (September 2015 figures) (372kb)
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September 2015 report (August 2015 figures) (372kb)
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August 2015 report (July 2015 figures) (372kb)
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July 2015 report (June 2015 figures) (372kb)
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June 2015 report (May 2015 figures) (312kb)
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May 2015 report (April 2015 figures) (328kb)
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April 2015 report (March 2015 figures) (332kb)
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March 2015 report (February 2015 figures) (336kb)
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February 2015 report (January 2015 figures) (407kb)
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January 2015 report (December 2014 figures) (359kb)
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Monthly staffing fill rates – actual verses planned

UNIFY return July 2017 (183kb)
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UNIFY return June 2017 (247kb)
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UNIFY return May 2019 (169kb)
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UNIFY return April 2017 (168kb)
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UNIFY return March 2017 (167kb)
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UNIFY return Feb 2017 (167kb)
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UNIFY return January 2017 (245kb)
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UNIFY return April 2015 (506kb)
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UNIFY return March 2015 (514kb)
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UNIFY return February 2015 (356kb)
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UNIFY return January 2015 (622kb)
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Formal six monthly reviews

Hospitals must also undertake a formal review of nurse staffing levels at least every six months, the Board will receive this report. Our latest report can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Formal review – April 2015 (720kb)
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Formal review – January 2015 (704kb)
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Formal review – October 2014 (772kb)
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Formal review – July 2014 (656kb)
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Formal review – April 2014 (1mb)
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Further information

If you have any questions about staffing levels please contact our deputy director of nursing Gill Hunt at gill.hunt@stees.nhs.uk