Industrial Action

Image used on the website Industrial Action by Junior Doctors between 24 and 28 February 2024
Junior Doctors will strike from 7am on Saturday 24 February until 11.59pm on Wednesday 28 February. Action is likely to cause long waits in Emergency Departments.
If it’s not a life-threatening emergency, get the help you need via:
• 111.nhs.uk can support you at home or direct you to the best service for you
• Your pharmacy can help with over the counter medicines, emergency contraception and minor illnesses
• Mental health support, please contact 0800 448 0828
• Corby Urgent Care Centre can help treat lacerations, cuts, sprains, trains, minor burns and wounds
• For medical attention please contact your GP practice as normal.

Ward Staffing Levels

Every hospital in England is required to provide staffing data to NHS England on a monthly basis.

Safe Staffing Levels Report June 2023 [pdf] 240KB

What you can see is the percentage of staff hours available against planned staffing hours for each ward at the hospital. This data is for both the number of nurse and healthcare support worker hours.

We work hard to ensure that the planned staffing level for every ward is met. To monitor staffing we use a system called the Safe Staffing Matrix that provides a hospital wide view of staffing levels and helps us to identify where a ward's staffing levels are less than planned. In such instances a Senior Nurse will visit the area and undertake a risk assessment and where necessary use, for example, staff from other areas of the hospital, our staff bank and agency staff to provide additional cover.

The staffing for each day is displayed outside of all wards along with the name of the nurse in charge to whom questions about staffing can be directed.