Staffing nursing midwifery and care staff (NStfFil)
Background to the collection
One of the obstacles to eliminating unwarranted variation in nursing and care staff deployment across the NHS provider sector has been the absence of a single means of recording and reporting deployment. Conventional units of measurement that have been developed previously, have informed the evidence base for staffing models - such as reporting staff complements using WTEs, skill-mix or patient to staff ratios at a point in time, but it is recognised by Nurse leaders may not reflect varying staff allocation across the day or include the wider multidisciplinary team. Also, because of the different ways of recording this data, no consistent way of interpreting productivity and efficiency is straightforward nor comparable between organisations.To provide a single consistent way of recording and reporting deployment of staff working on inpatient wards/units we developed, tested and adopted Care Hours per Patient Day (CHPPD).
- CHPPD is calculated by adding the hours of registered nurses to the hours of healthcare support workers and dividing the total by every 24 hours of in-patient admissions(or approximating 24 patient hours by counts of patients at midnight).
- CHPPD reports split out registered nurses and healthcare support workers to ensure skill mix and care needs are met.
Launch and submission dates
|Period||Launch date||Deadline date|
|January 2018||1st February 2018||12noon 15th February 2018|
|February 2018||1st March 2018||12noon 15th March 2018|
|March 2018||3rd April 2018||12noon 17th April 2018|
|April 2018||1st May 2018||12noon 16th May 2018|
|May 2018||1st June 2018||12noon 15th June 2018|
|June 2018||2nd July 2018||12noon 16th July 2018|
|July 2018||1st August 2018||12noon 15th August 2018|
|August 2018||3rd September 2018||12noon 17th September 2018|
|September 2018||1st October 2018||12noon 15th October 2018|
|October 2018||1st November 2018||12noon 15th November 2018|
|November 2018||1st December 2018||12noon 17th December 2018|
|December 2018||1st January 2019||12noon 16th January 2019|