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Staffing nursing midwifery and care staff (NStfFil)

Frequency: monthly


How do I submit the data?


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

Reporting period Submission start date Submission end date Publication date
March 2021 1 April 2021 19 April 2021 10 May 2021
April 2021 4 May 2021 18 May 2021 14 June 2021
May 2021 1 June 2021 15 June 2021 12 July 2021
June 2021 1 July 2021 15 July 2021 16 August 2021
July 2021 2 August 2021 16 August 2021 13 September 2021
August 2021 1 September 2021 15 September 2021 11 October 2021
September 2021 1 October 2021 15 October 2021 15 November 2021
October 2021 1 November 2021 15 November 2021 13 December 2021
November 2021 1 December 2021 15 December 2021 10 January 2022
December 2021 3 January 2022 17 January 2022 14 February 2022
January 2022 1 February 2022 15 February 2022 14 March 2022
February 2022 1 March 2022 15 March 2022 11 April 2022

The data being collected for analysis will be published and available through The Model Hospital service. 


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Last edited: 18 March 2021 11:30 am