Case Number 3468
Request Date 28/01/2014
Completion Date 01/07/2014

 

Details of the Request

Qualified Midwife Vacancies.

  1. How many vacancies for qualified midwives you currently have in your maternity service on 1st January 2014 – or nearest available date - expressed as a Full Time Equivalent (FTE) figure?
  2. Please give a breakdown of these vacancy numbers by grade.
  3. Please also provide the information indicated above for the following dates:
    • 1st July 2013
    • 1st January 2013
    • 1st July 2012
    • 1st January 2012
    • 1st July 2011
    • 1st January 2011

 

Assessment of Workforce needs.

  1. Have you had your midwifery workforce needs assessed using Birthrate Plus?
  2. If so, what is the date of that assessment?
  3. If you have had an assessment but using a system other than Birthrate Plus, please tell me what system you used, and the date of it.
  4. How many midwives did the assessment tell you were needed expressed a full time equivalent figure (FTE)?
  5. How many midwives do you have working in your maternity service at the last count, expressed a full time equivalent figure (FTE)? Please feel free to give reasons for any gap between those figures (in 4 and 5).

 

Details of the Response

Qualified Midwife Vacancies

1) How many vacancies for qualified midwives you currently have in your maternity service on 1st January 2014 – or nearest available date - expressed as a Full Time Equivalent (FTE) figure?

The Trust has 3.05 FTE qualified midwife vacancies

 

2) Please give a breakdown of these vacancy numbers by grade.
See below

 

3) Please also provide the information indicated above for the following dates:

  Jan-11 Jul-11 Jan-12 Jul-12 Jan-13 Jul-13 Jan-14
Band 5 5.00 4.60 None 1.17 None None None
Band 6 None 5.79 5.00 15.43 1.64 1.05 3.05
Band 7 None 0.50 2.80 2.90 3.49 1.74 None
Total 5.00 10.89 7.80 19.50 5.13 2.79 3.05

 

Assessment of Workforce needs

1) Have you had your midwifery workforce needs assessed using Birthrate Plus?

Yes

 

2) If so, what is the date of that assessment?

July 2009

 

3) If you have had an assessment but using a system other than Birthrate Plus, please tell me what system you used, and the date of it.

No

 

4) How many midwives did the assessment tell you were needed expressed as full time equivalent figure (FTE)?

suggested 11.79 FTE

 

5) How many midwives do you have working in your maternity service at the last count, expressed as full time equivalent figure (FTE)? Please feel free to give reasons for any gap between those figures (in 4 and 5).

Establishment is 134.34 FTE.

Uplift of 15 extra posts over the last 3 years to correspond with the rise in birth rate and service expansion with the development of the Birth Centre which has been phased over this time period.