PERFORMANCE: There has been a significant rise in the level of ‘staffing level’ incidents at University Hospitals Leicester Trust in the last two months of 2011.

There were 122 such incidents reported in December and 107 in November, with a rise in the number of incidents reported in women’s and children’s services.

PCTs and the trust are discussing the reasons behind this and what needs to be done to improve.

The trust has also not submitted data on the nurse to bed ratio for the last two months.