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Date: 22 September 2021

Time: 14:35

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, July 2021

DayRegistered midwives/nursesTotal monthly planned staff hours 237,461
Total monthly actual staff hours 180,711
Average fill rate 76%
Care staffTotal monthly planned staff hours 126,576
Total monthly actual staff hours 124,184
Average fill rate 98%
Registered nursing associatesTotal monthly planned staff hours 2,887
Total monthly actual staff hours 2,888
Average fill rate 100%
NightRegistered midwives/nursesTotal monthly planned staff hours 173,760
Total monthly actual staff hours 141,913
Average fill rate 82%
Care staffTotal monthly planned staff hours 87,070
Total monthly actual staff hours 106,268
Average fill rate 122%
Registered nursing associatesTotal monthly planned staff hours 923
Total monthly actual staff hours 923
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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