Amend Staffing Compartment Calculation
ESR data has been used to reflect the staffing by specialty however the way specialties have been defined is by "Area of Work". This is not a mandatory ESR field and often staff in a specialty come under differing areas of work eg administration.
Internally we use cost centers. When we compare our departmental staff to your breakdown of our staff they are significantly different - eg T&O in the model hospital reports 70.8 FTE, we actually have just over 123 FTE. Therefore an inaccurate view of a specialty which we therefore cannot benchmark against other trusts.