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Safe Staffing

As from the end of June 2014 all hospitals are required to publish information about staffing levels on wards. This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.

At South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust we take safety seriously and already have a number of ways in which we ensure 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.


You can link to the NHS Choices webpage for our trust here.


Inpatient Unit Planned Establishment vs Actual Staffing Percentage Fill Rates for June 2018



Day shifts %

Night shifts %

All shifts combined %

Registered staff 




Unregistered staff




All ward staff





Approach to Safer Staffing 

Click here to download a PDF of the Trusts Approach to Safe In-Patient Staffing


Monthly Reports

Click the relevant report to download the PDF