Implementing an e-rostering system appropriate to your organisation's needs can deliver efficiency savings by releasing more time for staff to deliver higher quality services as well as helping to reduce agency staff spending.

e-rostering can bring together, in one central place, management information on shift patterns (including individuals' prefered shift patterns), annual leave, sickness absence, staff skill mix and movement of staff between wards. This enables managers to quickly build rotas to meet patient demand. Employees are able to access the system to check their rotas and make personal requests. 

e-rostering is an effective tool which, when implemented successfully, allows improved workforce management of both substantive and temporary staff.

Good practice case studies 

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust implemented a consistent processes for managing temporary staff and e-rostering. Combining both provided complete visibility of the workforce which enabled a reduction in workforce expenditure, particularly agency costs. Read more here

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust improved the way its medical trainee on-call rosters were compiled and managed. Download this case study here.

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