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Safe Staffing

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Introduction
At the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust we take the safety of our patients and staff very seriously and have well established procedures to ensure that are our wards and departments are appropriately nurse staffed. In the last two years we have invested £4.1 million into our in-patient ward areas to ensure that the increased nursing requirements of the patients we care for are met.


Nurse Staffing and Maternity Staffing Escalation Plans
The Trust has well-established nursing and maternity staffing escalation plans where information is reviewed on a shift by shift basis. This escalation plan outlines the actions taken to ensure that the wards remain safe.


Safe Nurse Staffing Requirements
From June 2014 it became a National requirement for all hospitals to publish information about nurse staffing levels on wards, including the percentage of shifts meeting their agreed staffing levels.


This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis report - an investigation into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.

 

Every ward at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust displays a safe staffing board which shows the planned and actual numbers of staff on shift each day.


These boards are displayed on each ward where they can be clearly seen by patients, visitors and staff. They show who is in charge of the shift that day and what actions are being taken when staffing levels fall below our planned levels. We believe that by displaying information in these way patients and visitors will have confidence in our care.


Each month, we will publish information about our staffing levels and provide links to papers discussed in public at our Trust Board meetings.

 

Download the Safe Staffing Reports

National Safe Staffing Submission (UNIFY / NHS Choices)

 

2017

May

April

March

February

January

 

2016

December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January

 

2015

December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January

 

 

2014

December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

 

 

 

Monthly Trust Board Safe Staffing Report

 

2017

February 2017 – please see pages 5 and 33 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report
January 2017 – please see pages 5 and 33 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

 

 

2016

November 2016 - please see pages 5 and 28 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report
September 2016
please see pages 5 and 33 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report
August 2016
please see pages 4 and 21 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

July 2016 – please see pages 5 and 28 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report
June 2016 – please see pages 5 and 27 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report
May 2016 – please see pages 4 and 25 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

April - please see pages 5 and 27 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

March - please see pages 5 and 26 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

February - please see pages 5 and 27 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

January - please see pages 4 and 27 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

 

 

2015

November 2015 - please see pages 5 and 23 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

October 2015 – please see pages 4 and 25 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

September 2015 – please see pages 6 and 32 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report
August 2015 – please see pages 4 and 20 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

July 2015 - please see pages 5 and 30 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

June 2015 – please see pages 4 and 26 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

May 2015 - please see pages 7 and 30 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

April 2015 - please see pages 6 and 30 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

March 2015 - please see pages 6 and 30 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report
February 2015 – please see pages 6 and 30 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

January 2015 - Please see pages 7 and 29 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

November 2014 - Please see pages 5 and 27 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

October 2014 - Please see pages 6 and 30 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

September 2014 - Please see pages 8 and 32 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

August 2014 - Please see pages 4 and 22 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

July 2014 - Please see pages 7 and 30 for the Safety and Safe Staffing Report

June 2014 - Please see page 7 and page 28 for the Safety and Safe Staffing report

 

Nursing and Midwifery Staffing Levels frequently asked questions (FAQ)


The Trust will also be undertaking a nursing establishment review twice a year which will be reported and discussed in our open public Trust Board meeting.

 

July 2015 - Nursing & Midwifery Establishment Review six monthly report

January 2015 – Nursing & Midwifery Establishment Review six monthly report

 

Have you got a question about nurse staffing levels at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust? Please email rde-tr.safestaffing@nhs.net  

 

 


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