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Safer staffing levels

The number of nursing and care staff working on each ward at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is published monthly and full details are reported to the Board of Directors.

Average fill rates

Monthly average fill rates for registered midwives/nurses, care staff and registered nursing associates are available for the previous 12 months.

January 2024

Total average fill rate 98%

Registered midwives/nurses

Daily average fill rate 85%
Nightly average fill rate 98%

Care staff

Daily average fill rate 100%
Nightly average fill rate 122%

Registered nursing associates

Daily average fill rate 100%
Nightly average fill rate 100%

December 2023

Total average fill rate 96%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 82%
Night average fill rate 95%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 103%
Night average fill rate 121%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 100%

November 2023

Total average fill rate 98%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 83%
Night average fill rate 98%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 102%
Night average fill rate 122%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 100%

October 2023

Total average fill rate 95%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 80%
Night average fill rate 94%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 121%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 100%

September 2023

Total average fill rate 93%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 77%
Night average fill rate 93%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 98%
Night average fill rate 120%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 100%

August 2023

Total average fill rate 91%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 76%
Night average fill rate 92%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 97%
Night average fill rate 112%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 100%

July 2023

Total average fill rate 93%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 79%
Night average fill rate 93%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 99%
Night average fill rate 114%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 100%

June 2023

Total average fill rate 91%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 79%
Night average fill rate 93%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 96%
Night average fill rate 109%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 100%

May 2023

Total average fill rate 93%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 81%
Night average fill rate 93%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 97%
Night average fill rate 114%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 100%

April 2023

Total average fill rate 91%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 78%
Night average fill rate 89%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 97%
Night average fill rate 115%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 100%

March 2023

Total average fill rate 89%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 76%
Night average fill rate 88%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 94%
Night average fill rate 115%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 100%

February 2023

Total average fill rate 89%

Registered midwives/nurses

Day average fill rate 75%
Night average fill rate 87%

Care staff

Day average fill rate 94%
Night average fill rate 116%

Registered nursing associates

Day average fill rate 100%
Night average fill rate 101%

Ward-level fill rates

Our staffing levels are also available on a shift-by-shift basis for all inpatient wards and show the planned and actual number of staff that were available at the start of every shift.

Visit our online document store to download ward-level breakdowns of staffing levels from previous years.

Please note, the Trust submitted a nil return between April – August 2020.

Last reviewed: 14 February 2024