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Date: 3 June 2020

Time: 15:42

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, January 2020

DayRegistered midwives/nursesTotal monthly planned staff hours 233,953
Total monthly actual staff hours 193,422
Average fill rate 83%
Care staffTotal monthly planned staff hours 120,786
Total monthly actual staff hours 131,148
Average fill rate 109%
Registered nursing associatesTotal monthly planned staff hours 1,364
Total monthly actual staff hours 1,365
Average fill rate 100%
NightRegistered midwives/nursesTotal monthly planned staff hours 167,844
Total monthly actual staff hours 148,682
Average fill rate 89%
Care staffTotal monthly planned staff hours 81,088
Total monthly actual staff hours 109,139
Average fill rate 135%
Registered nursing associatesTotal monthly planned staff hours 576
Total monthly actual staff hours 576
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 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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