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Safe Staffing Reports 2018

All Trusts with inpatient beds are required to publish their staffing fill rates (actual versus planned) in hours on the NHS Choices website with effect from June 2014.

On the 24th June 2014, data on staffing fill rates for nurses, midwives and care staff will be presented on the NHS Choices website. Patients and the public will be able to see how hospitals are performing on this indicator in an easy and accessible way. The data will sit alongside a range of other safety indicators. More information about safety indicators is available by following the individual hospital links below to the NHS Choices website:

External Link Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
External Link Leigh Infirmary
External Link Wrightington Hospital

Trust Board Reporting

It is an expectation set out in the National Quality Board (NQB) guidance published in November 2013 ( that Boards take full responsibility for the quality of care provided to patients, and, as a key determinant of quality, take full responsibility for nursing, midwifery and care staffing capacity and capability.

Reports to the Trust Board must meet the requirements set out in the NQB guidance, with particular reference to page 12 regarding monthly publishing. The guidance states that the Board will be advised of those wards where staffing capacity and capability frequently falls short of what is planned, the reasons why, any impact on quality and the actions taken to address gaps in staffing.

Reports Published in this Section

The following reports will be made available via this page:

  • Full Unify data collection for public viewing of all ward staffing fill rates for the Trust (Unify is the system for sharing and reporting NHS and social care performance information to the Department of Health)
  • The monthly Exception Report relating to planned versus actual staffing variances

Staffing Level Reports 2018

Download the Safe Staffing Level Reports:

Safe Staffing Level Report December 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report November 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report October 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report September 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report August 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report July 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report June 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report May 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report April 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report March 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report February 2018
 Safe Staffing Level Report January 2018 

Safe Staffing Exception Reports 2018

Download the Exception Reports: