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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 25th January 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:
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
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
Nursing & Residential Care
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!
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.