Midwifery

Please disclose the following under the Freedom of Information Act – by individual hospital site if applicable and possible:

• The number of midwives (FTE) employed by the trust on 01/03/2016. Please break down by grade and whether they are community or hospital based.
• The number of midwives (FTE) employed by the trust on 01/03/2015. Please break down by grade and whether they are community or hospital based.
• The number of midwives (FTE) employed by the trust on 01/03/2014. Please break down by grade and whether they are community or hospital based.

The Trust provides a fully integrated maternity service for the community and hospital with midwives rotating in and out of the hospital and community. Therefore, it is not possible to provide a further accurate breakdown of the service.

Number of Midwives employed (FTE), broken down by grade:

………….01/03/2016  –  01/03/2015  –  01/03/2014
Band 5     19.2                     13.3                    16.4
Band 6     51.1                      54.4                   51.8
Band 7     26.8                      28.2                   26.2
Band 8a     0.5                        0.0                    0.0
Band 8c     1.0                         1.0                    1.0
Total         98.5                      96.8                  95.4

• The number of midwife vacancies (FTE) on 01/03/2016. Please break down by grade and whether they are community or hospital based.
• The number of midwife vacancies (FTE) on 01/03/2015. Please break down by grade and whether they are community or hospital based.
• The number of midwife vacancies (FTE) on 01/03/2014. Please break down by grade and whether they are community or hospital based.

Number of Midwife vacancies (FTE), broken down by grade:

………….01/03/2016  –  01/03/2015  –  01/03/2014
Band 5       -2.6                       -13.5                -10.4
Band 6         1.1                           2.1                    1.9
Band 7        -2.9                         -1.5                  -1.5
Band 8a        0.0                        -0.5                 -0.4
Band 8c        0.4                          0.0                   0.0
Total             -4.1                       -13.4               -10.3

For each of the financial years 2015/16 (up to 09/03/2016), 2014/15 and 2013/14 – by individual hospital site if applicable and possible:

• The annual spend on agency midwives.

2013/14  Zero

2014/15  2,393.12

2015/16  6,690.31

• The number of midwives who left the Trust. Please break down by grade and whether they are community or hospital based.

Number of Midwives who left the Trust (FTE), broken down by grade:

…………….2015-16  –  2014-15  –  2013-14
Band 5          2.5                3.0              2.0
Band 6          5.6                4.3              5.2
Band 7          5.0                2.2              4.0
Total            13.0               9.5             11.1

• The number of new midwives who joined the Trust. Please break down by grade and whether they are community or hospital based.

Number of Midwives who joined the Trust (FTE), broken down by grade:

……………..2015-16  –  2014-15  –  2013-14
Band 5          12.6               4.8            12.0
Band 6            1.8               3.0             1.0
Band 7            1.8               1.4              1.0
Band 8a          1.0              0.0              0.0
Total              17.2             9.2              14.0

• The number of times the delivery suite had to be closed to new admissions – with details about the reason why if possible. Zero
• The number of times the midwife led delivery unit – if applicable – had to be closed to new admissions – with details about the reason why if possible. Zero

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