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 available 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
|Number of employees
who were relevant union
officials during this period
|Full time equivalent employee
Percentage of time spent on facility time
|Percentage of time||Number of employees|
Percentage of paybill spent on facility time
|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
Paid trader union activities
|Hours spent on paid facility time||1980||1796||1189|
|Hours spent on paid trade union
|Percentage of total paid facility
time hours spent on paid trade
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to eliminating fraud, bribery and corruption within the NHS, protecting public resources for health and care. Fraud is an act of deception that is intended to make a financial gain or to cause a loss to another party. Bribery is generally defined as the giving or receiving of a financial or other advantage in exchange for improperly performing a relevant function or activity.
The Trust employs a specialist counter-fraud service to provide a comprehensive programme against fraud, bribery and corruption which is overseen by the Trust’s Finance Director and the Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee.
The Trust has a zero-tolerance approach to fraud, bribery and corruption and is committed to applying the highest standards of ethical conduct and behaviour, as well as having robust controls in place to prevent fraud and corruption. As well as staff, the Trust also expects its suppliers to adhere to the same high standards.
Our dedicated policies set out our expectations and guidance for staff, contractors and anyone else working with or for the Trust with regards to preventing fraud, bribery and corruption, and raising concerns.
We ask all who have dealings with the Trust, as employees, agency staff, trading partners (contractors/suppliers), stakeholders and patients, to help us in our fight against fraud and corruption and to contact us immediately if any concerns arise. No individual will suffer any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting reasonably held suspicions. The success of the Trust’s anti-fraud and corruption measures depends on everyone playing their part.
The Trust’s Counter Fraud Specialist can be contacted in confidence:
Counter Fraud Specialist
• by phone on 07881 840869
• or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
All genuine suspicions of fraud and corruption can also be reported in confidence to the NHS Fraud and Corruption Reporting Line on free phone 0800 028 40 60 or at: