We support safe staffing in the maternity workforce

The Acuity App assesses real time staffing based on the clinical needs of women and babies for intrapartum and ward areas. This enables service leaders to determine whether their unit is adequately and safely staffed throughout the day and night.

Intrapartum Acuity App

Using the Birthrate Plus® classification system the tool provides an assessment of women’s needs during their episode of care in the delivery suite and/or co-located birth centre, recorded in realtime on a 4 hourly basis and is being used to enable managers to ensure safety for women and babies during this period.

Ward Acuity App

The Ward App is currently subject to a review. If you are a current user we would value your comments regarding this tool – ease of use, understanding of the data, any improvements that could be made – please email [email protected]

What to do if you lose internet access

Download the downtime documents:

Complete and then send electronic copies of the completed sheets to [email protected]

Birthrate plus is the only midwifery specific tool that has given me the insight and data to model midwifery numbers and skill mix to inform my decision making ensuring that the service is safe and sustainable

Giuseppe Labriola, Director of Midwifery

Our Workforce and Acuity App tools work in unison. Click here to read more about Workforce Planning