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From robotised reporting and machine learning to fully integrated workforce transformation programmes, our customers receive a responsive, intelligent service.


Ready to join our workforce collective of NHS Trusts and Health Boards? Check out our project snapshots below to see what our customers think of our services. We look forward to working with you!

Croydon Health Services

Improved roster compliance helps
Croydon Health Services save
£860K - in six months. Machine Learning predictive models commissioned to help deliver £1.5M this year...


Sandwell & West Birmingham

Sandwell and West Birmingham take control of e-rostering to reduce their Bank and Agency costs, worth £12M p.a. - and show impressive care quality improvements. 

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NIHR Data Convergence

We’re proud to be supporting supporting National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded research into the consequences and cost-effectiveness of different workforce configurations in English acute hospitals.


South East London ICS

SEL ICS partners with Oceansblue to deliver Discovery Audits for its 6 Trusts - covering 1.9M residents - to highlight both retention and CIP transformation opportunities powered by Machine Learning and Ward Guardian. 

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Liverpool University Hospitals and Croydon Health Services

Trusts partner with Oceansblue to deliver Machine Learning cost forecasting by unit and overall. Units with high predicted overspend to be supported with e-rostering "Quick Reaction Force", to improve roster compliance and disrupt the spend.


Hear from our clients



#LivingAudit, #AutomatedReporting, #CustomReports, #Sentinel, #MatronSupport

“The key benefit of the new insight we’re receiving from Oceansblue is the level of control it gives us. We can focus on areas that need support to improve their Bank and Agency planning. We’re also able to see metrics we couldn’t see before, presented “our way” – and because reports and alerts are automatically generated and distributed, it’s a real time-saver for our reporting team!”

Vaneesha Rai, Development Manager - Trust Bank Services, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust



#AutomatedReporting, #CustomReports, #ChangeManagement, #Sentinel, #MatronSupport

"We've really appreciated working with Greg and Keith from Oceans Blue, they have conducted a targeted audit and have really helped us to see our processes through a new perspective. They are proactively working with us on new areas for improvement and are always responsive and extremely enthusiastic. They are helping us to continue identifying areas for cost saving and improvement with a sustainable basis."

Liz Pugh, HR Business Partner, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust



#Audit, #PolicyReview

"We commissioned Oceansblue to investigate how we could make better use of our Healthroster e-rostering system and to review our workforce processes. They've helped us identify and prioritise opportunities to transform, looking at how we work with a fresh pair of eyes. They are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and I'd recommend them to Trusts looking to get more from e-rostering."

Margaret Daly, Deputy Director of Human Resources, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust



#Audit, #ProcessReview, #PolicyAnalysis

"It was fun to work with Greg from Oceansblue, we had some deep and open conversations about e-rostering. It was reassuring to frame our position with reference to other Trusts and what is normal. We now have a clear vision for where we want to be, and what we need to change to get there."

Siobhan Ayers, e-Roster Team Manager, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust



#Audit, #PolicyReview, #ProcessAnalysis

“We asked Oceansblue to prepare an audit on our workforce data and processes. They were able to show us where we can optimise how we work and helped us strengthen our rostering policy too.”

Janet Willis, Deputy Chief Nurse, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children



#AutomatedReporting, #CustomReports, #ComplianceManagement, #Sentinel, #MatronSupport

“Oceansblue understand the complex issues we face, and have become part of our workforce steering group—really engaged. They are pretty much self-managing, meaning the project doesn't impact my day to day tasks.”

Nicky Sinden, Lead Nurse for Workforce, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust



#AutomatedReporting, #CustomReports, #ComplianceManagement, #Sentinel, #MatronSupport

“We were admittedly cynical about how an external company could find savings for the Trust without cost, but their shared reward scheme gave us a lot of confidence. We were aware there were savings to be made, but hadn't predicted the extent of those savings. With Barnacles, we now have the hard evidence to tackle these areas - the added bonus is the rotas are running more efficiently too.”

Richard Bussey, ESR/e-rostering Benefits Manager, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust



#CustomDashboard, #DataConvergence

“We engaged Oceansblue to build a custom dashboarding solution for us, to share KPI and Six Sigma information to a variety of user roles. Partnering with our in-house team, they quickly got to grips with our data feeds, and delivered an elegant, well-designed solution on budget and to timescales.”

Rony Arafin, Head of Performance Information, Devon Partnership NHS Trust



#Sentinel, #SafeStaffing

“We’re working with Oceansblue to automate our time-consuming reports for payroll and KPIs for our execs. So far, we’ve saved days of manual effort per month – and we can spend this time supporting the wards in e-rostering transformation. Oceansblue’s KPI reports are powerful and easy to understand. We can see workforce metrics from different systems all in one place and can swap metrics in and out as we choose to focus on contemporary issues.”

Karon Hart, Assistant Director of HR, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust




“Having our e-rostering and bank data placed on the Oceansblue cloud has been really useful. It’s an off-site backup for us, and using their roster viewers is an alternative way for wards to view shift data in the event of an infrastructure failure. An insurance policy for e-rostering!”

Martin Harrower,

e-Rostering Manager,

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust






“Ward Guardian drives rostering improvements by issuing timely, tailored guidance in natural language to our wards. It’s fully automated and AI-powered - like having a virtual rostering expert sat by each ward every day. Ward Guardian is also a huge reporting time-saver for us - it frees our e-rostering experts to focus on helping our wards to improve.”


Paul Marston, Head of Workforce Systems and Utilisation, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





“Working with Oceansblue is straight-forward - they are flexible in their approach and fast to respond to ad-hoc changes and challenges. They understand the complexity of NHS systems – and combine their experience with forward-thinking to develop solutions that are effective and solve problems. I’m pleased to have them in my corner.”


Craig Stewart, Head of Workforce Intelligence, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust





Oceansblue really care about the data and analysis they provide. They understand workforce data – and that’s massively important and helpful to us. They are both approachable and responsive and it feels like they are inside the team, working with us in a valued partnership.


Roland Connolly,

Senior Information Analyst,

Liverpool University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust




“Oceansblue are helping us link rostering, PAS, Datix and third-party bank data – all with different naming
conventions - then standardising this data across several Trusts. This is no mean feat. They applied their
detailed knowledge of workforce systems to create a bespoke research dataset to our  specification.”

Christina Saville,

Research Fellow,

University of Southampton




“We’re pleased to be working with Oceansblue and rolling out their AI-powered Ward Guardian solution to support our ward and rostering managers to implement more efficient rosters.”

Chris Lyons,

Director of Strategic Programmes and Development, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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