The Trust’s e-Rostering team has been shortlisted for the Allocate Software ‘Operational Rostering Excellence’ Award.
This award is in recognition of the work undertaken by the team to roll out Safecare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Safecare system enables staff members to take the steps required to ensure adequate staffing levels on each shift to meet patient needs.
When the usual staffing levels are not in place and/or are insufficient to meet patient needs, staff are clear about how to escalate this to Senior Nurses and Managers for support, and to identify and redeploy staff to maintain safety as and when necessary.
The system is used at twice daily staffing meetings and gives an overarching view of all in-patient areas to enable re-deployment where possible to ensure a safe level of staffing.
The e-Rostering team has rolled this system out to 42 inpatient areas, including providing training both face to face and then via Microsoft Teams during the pandemic, along with configuring the system to provide meaningful reporting.