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Published on: 18 October 2019
Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s eRostering team has been recognised with its partners as the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS) by winning a national award.
Our team, led by eRostering Project Manager Jayne Preston, is amongst the partners from South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw alongside Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust; Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust; Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. They won the ‘impacting working inclusively across boundaries award’ for the joined up approach that all partners are taking in the region to finding innovative solutions to tackling workforce issues.
A presentation was submitted by our team that was turned into a poster (see below) to showcase the specific work done at this Trust. That was displayed at the conference that preceded the awards presentation at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on Wednesday 16th October.
The partnership has been coming together regularly, developing a shared approach to eRostering, an electronic way of efficiently managing when staff are needed to work. They’ve shared best practice and data, successfully identifying areas where they could, by working together, increasing efficiency, implementing shared standards and developing a region-wide sustainable workforce.
Kevan Taylor, Workforce Lead for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System said: “Workforce issues in the NHS are well documented, not just in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw but nationwide. However through working together on eRostering and other initiatives we’ve found we can make improvements that make a positive difference. We’re delighted to have won an award that recognises the hard work and willingness of all our partners to come together and enable this work.”
A total of seven winning and seven ‘highly commended’ awards were given, and ICS partner Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust were also recognised on the night for the award ‘Making your organisation a great place to work’.