Safe staffing

All NHS hospitals are required to publish information about the number of nursing staff working on each inpatient ward, together with the percentage of shifts that meet safe staffing guidelines.  

These guidelines are set by the National Quality Board and NICE, as part of the NHS response to the Francis report, which called for greater openness and transparency following the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry published in February 2013.

Our staffing levels

The documents below show an overview of staffing levels across all inpatient wards at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. It is important to note that there are times when ward occupancy (patient numbers) is lower and staff levels are adjusted accordingly. To view reports pre-April 2023 please e-mail

Planned and actual staffing level data:

Last updated: May 2023