WORKFORCE: Shropshire Community Health Trust will begin monitoring staffing levels among community nurses each month from April.

It will be the first time community nurse staffing has been formally tracked.

Steve Gregory, trust director of nursing and operations, said in a report to the board: “From April 2015 we will start to report community staffing levels in a similar format to the inpatient staffing. We will need to determine what ‘good’ looks like as there is no national guidance that will drive this.”