In 2019, Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) concluded that their workforce rostering approach needed reinventing. They have since embarked on a strategy to build a collaborative and flexible workforce with Rotageek and Locum’s Nest;
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH) discovered an opportunity to innovate their workforce management. Previous rostering systems were failing to support multiple departments with no agility or oversight of the whole organisation. This was only heightened by the pandemic which shone a light on the need for an updated solution. The ASPH Trust hypothesized that if they bucked the trend and enlisted the help of forward-looking best of breed technology, they would benefit from better interoperability and a tech-enabled agile workforce.
ASPH Trust chose the Rotageek e-rostering platform to be used in conjunction with their new transformative bank staff platform, Locum’s Nest. In utilising this advanced technology they developed the first live integration between rostering and bank staff platforms.
The solution was set up to streamline and transform workforce management for the trust by delivering an integrated best of breed approach for optimum efficiency. Benefits have included: automatic shift-filling, shared expertise and a collaborative relationship and a streamlined high-tech solution.
Since the initiation, ASPH has saved hundreds of thousands of pounds in expensive agency bills and already filled over 2,000 shifts. With Rotageek & Locum’s Nest, ASPH has already achieved outstanding results:
The pool of available clinicians for covering shifts has more than doubled with over 5,000 healthcare workers now available to call upon leading to a dramatic improvement in the trust’s ability to fill vacant shifts.
The combination of flexible scheduling, effective bank staffing and self-rostering means the fatigued, stretched workforce now benefit from a better work life balance, decreasing rate of sickness and reducing those leaving the NHS all together.
The ASPH departments are now united by a lean, joined up system. Plus, the bespoke solution means their varying rostering requirements and unique departmental issues are catered to.