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:
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Open and Honest Care Reports
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