Ward staffing levels

Following the publication of the Francis Report; national guidance was issued on how provider organisations should monitor and ensure the safe and competent staffing on all their wards. You can read more about that here.

All NHS Trusts are required to publish information about the number of
nurses and support workers per shift, together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe
staffing guidelines.

At Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) 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. 

By publishing monthly information about our staffing levels we will be able to clearly identify challenges to staffing and make improvements.

We are also displaying information for patients and visitors in all of our wards that shows the planned and actual staffing available at the start of every shift.

For more information please see the documents section at the bottom of the page.

Monthly safer staffing reports can be found in the Board papers by clicking here.

Please see below our current staffing levels for November 2016:


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. If you would like the details for individual wards please contact communications@cpft.nhs.uk 

For more information on our services please visit the NHS Choices website by clicking here.

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

Our inpatient units include:

The page was last updated on 19 January 2017 by eleanor.buckle.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
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Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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