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Staffing nursing midwifery and care staff (NStfFil)

Frequency: monthly


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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 2022 1 April 2022 19 April 2022 10 May 2022
April 2022 4 May 2022 18 May 2022 14 June 2022
May 2022 1 June 2022 15 June 2022 12 July 2022
June 2022 1 July 2022 15 July 2022 16 August 2022
July 2022 2 August 2022 16 August 2022 13 September 2022
August 2022 1 September 2022 15 September 2022 11 October 2022
September 2022 3 October 2022 17 October 2022 17 November 2022
October 2022 1 November 2022 15 November 2022 13 December 2022
November 2022 1 December 2022 15 December 2022 10 January 2023
December 2022 3 January 2023 17 January 2023 14 February 2023
January 2023 1 February 2023 15 February 2023 14 March 2023
February 2023 1 March 2023 15 March 2023 11 April 2023

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


Guidance


Data Provision Notice

Last edited: 25 May 2022 1:56 pm