Safe Staffing Levels

Ann Yaxley 4

Safe Staffing Levels

From April 2014 it became a national requirement for all NHS Trusts to publish information about staffing levels on inpatient and respite units, including the percentage of shifts meeting their agreed staffing levels. This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis Report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.

At Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust we take the care of our patients very seriously and already have a number of mechanisms in place to ensure that our wards are safely staffed. Each month, we will publish information about our staffing levels and provide links to papers discussed in public at our Trust Board meetings.

This information relates to 15 of our units, which are made up of eight general units, four specialist units providing services such as palliative care and neurological rehabilitation and three respite care units. Look out for our first update in June 2014.

Staffing in our inpatient units

Each inpatient unit displays a ‘staffing status’ board which shows the planned and actual numbers of staff on shift each day. These boards are positioned where they can be clearly seen by patients, visitors and staff. They show who is in charge of the shift that day and when the board was last updated.

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