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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 2020 1 April 2020 17 April 2020 7 May 2020
April 2020 1 May 2020 18 May 2020 12 June 2020
May 2020 1 June 2020 15 June 2020 10 July 2020
June 2020 1 July 2020 15 July 2020 14 August 2020
July 2020 3 August 2020 17 August 2020 11 September 2020
August 2020 1 September 2020 15 September 2020 9 October 2020
September 2020 1 October 2020 15 October 2020 13 November 2020
October 2020 2 November 2020 16 November 2020 11 December 2020
November 2020 1 December 2020 15 December 2020 8 January 2021
December 2020 4 January 2021 18 January 2021 12 February 2021
January 2021 1 February 2021 15 February 2021 12 March 2021
February 2021 1 March 2021 15 March 2021 9 April 2021

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

Guidance

Last edited: 29 April 2020 3:10 pm