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New Cultural Change Tool Unveiled For NHS

15th Nov 2021

The NonProfit organisation ‘Skills for Health’, has unveiled its new Custom Rostering System designed with an NHS workforce in mind

A new eRostering solution provided to the NHS by Skills for Health to aid workforce planning and development processes has been fully designed with the complexity of the NHS in mind; customisable, flexible and integrated.

The Custom Rostering System developed by the not-for-profit organisation Skills for Health, has been designed as a tool for culture change, and will transform planning roles within the NHS from data entry to data intelligence.

The CRS provides a top-down view of the workforce, allowing for seamless management of any staff group and creating more efficient rosters for patient care.

Skills for Health have a long history of working in the health sector supporting the workforce, including providing rostering systems,
This unique expertise has helped them build CRS, designed to support healthcare organisations maintain compliant staff schedules and improve patient care delivery.
The team have truly understood the challenges of the sector, and the complexities of managing shifts across different and complex workforce needs and contracts. Subsequently, CRS will readily create and manage short and long-term staff rosters for any staff group, maintaining compliant staffing levels, and making sure teams are crucially in the right place, at the right time. – Niamh McKenna – Skills for Health Trustee & CIO, NHS Resolution

The CRS will allow integration with multiple management systems, meaning its interoperability will allow more people to make informed decisions and reduces reliance on administrative planning work and locum staff and agencies.

CRS can integrate with numerous other systems, which means it’s a perfect tool to integrate seamlessly into any organisation, supporting digital transformation. I have been struck by the level of care and attention that Skills for Health has put into this development, building a product that exactly meets the specific needs of the health sector, and I am looking forward to seeing it in action in a wide range of settings. – Niamh McKenna – Skills for Health Trustee & CIO, NHS Resolution

Its ‘your system, your way’ ethos means it’s built on two core principles; every staff member deserves a system that works in line with their own individual contract and terms of employment; while every organisation needs to be able to manage staff in line with their unique ways of working, CRS fully customises workforce schedules for the specific needs of each NHS staff role, in any organisation.

Every staff member on the CRS has a contract associated with them, and it is through these contracts that the workforce can then be effectively and safely deployed. With its robust reporting, and by meeting the evolving and ever-changing contractual needs for all staff, proven to be so critical throughout COVID-19, CRS will enable trusts, departments and teams to continue to deliver effective rosters that allow staff to have more time to focus on patient care. – Dr Sara Munro – Skills for Health Trustee & CEO, Leeds & York Partnership NHS Trust

The CRS isn’t there just to make the administrative work easier, though. A consistently managed rota ensures the improvement of the workforce’s work-life balance and improves care for patients in turn.

I’m so excited for this much-awaited launch of CRS, Combining the deep market knowledge and insight Skills for Health brings across the sector with an innovative application of technology, this solution helps organisations and teams of all sizes to manage the most important asset of all, their people.

The focus on security, compliance and customisation for a range of unique settings make this a leading offering for any provider. The fact that it has been built with the NHS workforce in mind means trusts can feel confident when they make an investment in CRS.

Reap the benefits of all that comes from Skills for Health’s deep local knowledge, proven capability and continued engagement, while also supporting their not-for-profit mission, by finding out more about CRS today, and vitally, enable the continued development deserved by your healthcare workforce. – Daniel Langton – Skills for Health Trustee & Strategy Director and Chief of Staff, Microsoft UK.

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