Statutory information and compliance statements

All Trusts are required to make certain pieces of information available to the public to ensure you know how we are performing and what we are being measured against.

We also make public statements to provide assurance that we are compliant with certain requirements and laws. 

All of this information can be found below: 

All Trusts are required to publish information on nursing staffing levels in ward based clinical areas, together with the percentage of shifts that meet safe staffing guidelines.

We aim to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people we serve, and as part of ensuring that we get it right, we launched the Safe Staffing Project.  This project uses evidence based tools and methods to build an accurate picture of the shape and size of our workforce, allowing us to better understand our staffing levels and adjust them accordingly. 

As part of this each ward in the Trust also display’s a “Ward Staffing Today” poster showing the planned and actual numbers of staff on shift each day, which is located in an area that can clearly be seen by patients, visitors and staff.

You can find information on the current and past years in the Document Library under Safer Staffing

Previous years are availble on request via our Freedom of Information team.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our organisation, including our supply chains.

You can read the full statement here. 

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 requires public sector employers to publish information in relation to trade union facility time; this is agreed time off from an individual's job to carry out a trade union role.  Facility time may be used, for example, to negotiate with employers in relation to pay/terms & conditions of employment; to discuss service changes, transfers and potential redundancies; to support individuals with employee relations issues such as grievance and disciplinary hearings; and to provide information and advice about learning and training matters.

We are required to publish a summary each year and the table below shows our first three reports for the period from April 2018 to March 2021:


Relevant union officials

Relevant union officials
  2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Number of employees
who were relevant union
officials during this period
7 6 12
Full time equivalent employee
4.79 3.60 8.9

Percentage of time spent on facility time

Percentage of time spent on facility time
Percentage of time Number of employees
  2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
0% / / 5
1-50% 6 3 4
51-99% / / /
100% 1 3 3

Percentage of paybill spent on facility time

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
  2018/19 2019/20 2020/21  
Total cost of facility time £12,713 £30,175.17 £25,554.85  
Total pay bill £225,690,000 £248,7000,000 £278,213,000  
Percentage of the total paybill
spent on facility time
0.01% 0.01% 0.01%  

Paid trader union activities

Paid trade union activities
  2018/19 2019/20 2020/21
Hours spent on paid facility time 1980 1796 1189
Hours spent on paid trade union
619 464 464
Percentage of total paid facility
time hours spent on paid trade
union activities
30.8% 25.84% 32.72%


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