Ward staffing levels published

National initiative to improve staffing levels on wards

Ward staffing levels published
23 June 2014

Statement from Melanie Coombes, Director of Nursing at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust in response to the national report on safer staffing:

“We are committed to providing patient care that is safe, compassionate and of the highest quality, and welcome this new national initiative to improve safety on inpatient wards.

“We would like to make clear that our registered day shift staffing levels are at 85%.

“The figure of 75% in the Unify report is incorrect. After we supplied the figure to Unify we realised we had made a miscalculation and we have since informed NHS England of our correct figures.

“We are committed to improving our figures and will continue to work closely together with our staff to ensure this happens.”

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Please see below our current staffing levels:


Day shifts  

Night shifts 

All shifts combined

Registered staff 




Unregistered staff




All ward staff












The figures in each box relate to the percentage of staff in each category who were actually on duty, compared with the number that were planned to be on duty.

Our overall staffing level for all shifts combined is 101%. The relevant figures for registered and unregistered staff are 88% and 113% respectively.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
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Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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