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Safe Nurse Staffing

"Modern, patient-focused nursing and midwifery based on traditional values."

Patient focused nursing and midwifery staffing is one or our patient-focused action areas in the strategy.

We are committed to being open and honest about all aspects of care including nurse and midwifery staffing.

The six-monthly report on nurse staffing was presented to the Board of Directors on 27th September 2017.

From June 2014 we are required to publish our monthly data. The nursing and midwifery staffing data from May 2014 can be accessed through NHS Choices from 24th June.

A monthly break down of figures can be accessed via these links for the last 6 months:

February 2017 

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017

Aug 2017

Sept 2017

Oct 2017

Nov 2017

Nurse Staffing Report – March / April 2017

The Library and Knowledge Service is delighted to announce that nurses, midwives and allied health professionals have access to a new collection of nursing and midwifery journals from the Mark Allen Group (MAG online).  Our journals collection will help to keep you up to date with practice, support your continuing professional development, and help you to gather evidence for your Revalidation portfolio. 

This collection of journals comprises the following titles:

African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health

British Journal of Cardiac Nursing

British Journal of Community Nursing

British Journal of Healthcare Assistants

British Journal of Healthcare Management

British Journal of Hospital Medicine

British Journal of Mental Health Nursing

British Journal of Midwifery

British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

British Journal of Nursing

British Journal of School Nursing

Dental Nursing

Gastrointestinal Nursing

Independent Nurse

International Journal of Palliative Nursing

International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation

International Paramedic Practice

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing

Journal of Health Visiting

Journal of Paramedic Practice

Journal of Renal Nursing

Journal of Wound Care

Nurse Prescribing

Nursing & Residential Care

Practice Nursing


To access the journals you need an OpenAthens account, which will allow you to log in to the MAG online website from work or from home.  Contact the Library and Knowledge Service for further information or support.  We can deliver individual or group  training in how to access this collection (and others) – just ask!


Staffing Boards

Each ward at  displays a staffing board in an area which can clearly be seen by patients, visitors and staff and shows who is in charge of the ward and the number of staff on duty. 

These boards are updated daily to provide real line staffing data and display any action taken to ensure safe staffing levels.

Staffing Board


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