Safer staffing

From June 2014 all hospitals with inpatient beds, including Northampton General Hospital (NGH), are required to publish information about the number of nurses and support workers per shift, together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe staffing guidelines.                  

This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service. It will help patients, families and members of the public see clearly how hospitals are performing on this indicator in an easy and accessible way.                  

At NGH 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 here, to public meetings of our Board of Directors and also via the NHS Choices website.                  

Please see the latest staffing levels for NGH below: 

December 2017 - Staffing Report

November 2017 - Staffing Report

October 2017 - Staffing Report

September 2017 - Staffing Report

August 2017 - Staffing Report

July 2017 - Staffing Report

June 2017 - Staffing Report

May 2017 - Staffing Report

April 2017 - Staffing Report

March 2017 - Staffing Report

February 2017 - Staffing Report

January 2017 - Staffing Report               

December 2016 - Staffing Report                  

November 2016 - Staffing Report                  

October 2016 - Staffing Report                  

September 2016 - Staffing Report                 

August 2016 - Staffing Report                 

July 2016 - Staffing Report                 

June 2016 - Staffing Report                 

May 2016 - Staffing Report              

April 2016 - Staffing Report                  

March 2016 - Staffing Report                 

February 2016 - Staffing Report                

January 2016 - Staffing Report                  

December 2015 - Staffing Report                  

November 2015 - Staffing Report                 

October 2015 - Staffing Report                  

September 2015 - Staffing Report                  

August 2015 - Staffing Report                  

July 2015 - Staffing Report                  

June 2015 - Staffing Report                 

May 2015 - Staffing Report                  

April 2015 - Staffing Report                   

March 2015 - staffing report                 

February 2015 - staffing report                  

January 2015 - staffing report                  

December 2014 - staffing report                 

November 2014 - staffing report                 

October 2014 - staffing report                  

September 2014 - staffing report                  

August 2014 - staffing report                  

July 2014 - staffing report                  

June 2014 - staffing report                 

May 2014 – staffing report                 

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Open and Honest Care Reports                  

September 2017 (August data)

August 2017 (July data)

July 2017 (June data)

June 2017 (May data)

April 2017 (March data)

February 2017 (January data)                  

January 2017 (December data)                  

December 2016 (November data)                  

November 2016 (September/October data)                  

September 2016 (August data)                 

August 2016 (July data)                  

July 2016 (April, May, June data)                  

April 2016 (March data)                  

March 2016 (February data)                  

February 2016 (January data)                  

January 2016 (December data)                 

December 2015 (November data)                 

November 2015 (October data)                  

October 2015 (September data)                 

September 2015 (August data)                 

August 2015 (July data)                 

July 2015 (June data)                  

June 2015 (April and May data)                  

April 2015 (March data)                  

March 2015 (February data)                 

February 2015 (January data)                

January 2015 (December data)                 

December 2014 (November data)                 

November 2014 (October data)                  

October 2014 (September data)                  

September 2014 (August data)                 

August 2014 (July data)                 

July 2014 (June data)                 

June 2014 (May data)                 

Other links                  

Francis Inquiry: the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry                    

Hard Truths - The Journey to Putting Patients First: the government response to the Francis report (Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry)                                          

National Quality Board guide to establishing nursing, midwifery and care staffing capacity and capability: How to ensure the right people, with the right skills, are in the right place at the right time                                           

NICE guidance: Safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals                  

NMC Briefing: Appropriate staffing in health and care settings                  

Care Quality Commission inspection of Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

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