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

March 2019 Report (February 2019 data) (721kb)
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February 2019 Report (January 2019 data) (720kb)
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October 2018 Report (September 2018 data) (744kb)
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September 2018 Report (August 2018 data) (725kb)
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July 2018 Report (June 2018 data) (279kb)
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June 2018 Report (May 2018 data) (279kb)
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May 2018 Report (April 2018 data) (279kb)
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April 2018 (March 2018 data)
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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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Click here for 2014 – 2017 reports

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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Click here for 2014 reports

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:

Nurse staffing review adult inpatient areas November 2018 Report (January – March 2018 data) (6mb)
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Nurse staffing review paediatric inpatients November 2018 Report (June 2018 data) (780kb)
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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