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Staffing nursing midwifery and care staff (NStfFil)

BAAS: Pending

Frequency: Monthly

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

PeriodLaunch dateDeadline date
January 20181st February 201812noon 15th February 2018
February 20181st March 201812noon 15th March 2018
March 20183rd April 201812noon 17th April 2018
April 20181st May 201812noon 16th May 2018
May 20181st June 201812noon 15th June 2018
June 20182nd July 201812noon 16th July 2018
July 20181st August 201812noon 15th August 2018
August 20183rd September 201812noon 17th September 2018
September 20181st October 201812noon 15th October 2018
October 20181st November 201812noon 15th November 2018
November 20181st December 201812noon 17th December 2018
December 20181st January 201912noon 16th January 2019

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