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Date: 18 May 2021
Safer staffing levels
All NHS hospitals are working towards publication of information about the number of nursing and care staff working on each ward.
This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis Report, which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.
Information about staffing levels will be published monthly. Full details will also be reported to the Board of Directors.
We will be displaying this information on a shift-by-shift basis in all of our inpatient wards, showing the planned and actual staffing available at the start of every shift.
Summary, March 2021
|Day||Registered midwives/nurses||Total monthly planned staff hours||222,837|
|Total monthly actual staff hours||170,186|
|Average fill rate||76%|
|Care staff||Total monthly planned staff hours||118,485|
|Total monthly actual staff hours||128,646|
|Average fill rate||109%|
|Registered nursing associates||Total monthly planned staff hours||397|
|Total monthly actual staff hours||393|
|Average fill rate||99%|
|Night||Registered midwives/nurses||Total monthly planned staff hours||164,580|
|Total monthly actual staff hours||134,928|
|Average fill rate||82%|
|Care staff||Total monthly planned staff hours||81,596|
|Total monthly actual staff hours||105,531|
|Average fill rate||129%|
|Registered nursing associates||Total monthly planned staff hours||438|
|Total monthly actual staff hours||438|
|Total monthly planned staff hours||100%|
For a ward-level breakdown of staffing levels of nurses and care staff, please see the fill rate page (link below).
Please note, the Trust submitted a nil return for April to August 2020.
Please note that from June 2019, the staffing levels data includes all sites in the Trust: Good Hope Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Solihull Hospital. Prior to June 2019, the data shown only covers Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
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