Care hours per patient day 

This chart shows the overall care hours per patient day (CHPPD) for NHS mental health trusts. CHPPD aims to provide trust leadership with a perspective on how productively staff are being deployed and how numbers compare between trusts and within their own trust ward-by-ward.

The figures can be examined at provider level only.

Exploring the charts: Click in the box to compare trusts

Policy context

CHPPD is calculated by dividing the total number of hours worked by registered nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in a particular trust or ward within that trust by the average number of patients at midnight throughout that month. It includes total staff time spent on the provision of direct patient care as well as relevant activities such as medication preparation, patient record maintenance and sharing care information with colleagues and other trust departments. 

CHPPD should be considered alongside quality and safety measures when assessing a trust or ward and cannot be used in isolation to determine the safety of care.