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June 9, 2017

Why workforce compliance metrics are ignored

May 17, 2017

What's missing from your roster policy? THIS!

January 13, 2017

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The human challenges in workforce transformation projects

January 13, 2017

In a recent survey of (ah-hem, not quite) 100 Ward Managers, we compiled the reasons behind variable/over staffing in roster plans. We're considering locations where patient acuity and counts are as yet unknown - here we're looking for a smooth plan conforming to Trust...

January 13, 2017

At first sniff, perhaps not much. Still, I think it’s an excellent allegory for the roster planning process. Which goes like this...

Mary and Paul provide a recipe – a simple set of instructions really. But cunningly put together, and with lots of hidden twists. This is...

December 16, 2016

Look forwards into a planned roster and we'd hope to see staffing levels balanced over the days with minimum staffing counts achieved at the prescribed band mix. At this stage, we don't know what our patient acuity/count is going to be. 

As we get closer to th...

On our travels, we've noticed Trusts depending on manually created reports – to check for problems or just to dig out key intelligence. Often these are hand-crafted from various sources. In some cases, it’s not possible to get at the data that’s needed at all.

And when...

June 30, 2016

A lovely sunny day last Sunday, and a chance to meet the families of the nurses and managers we work with day to day, supporting Matrons and Ward Managers to produce stronger rosters.

April 6, 2016

Already I'm off to a bad start - this post isn't about robots, I have more than 3, and they're not really laws. Still, if you can forgive the extremely tenuous link, I'd be very pleased to hear from you. What did I miss? What don't you agree with?

  1. e-rostering benefi...

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