09 November 2023
LEEDS, UK – RotaMaster, a leading provider of rostering solutions for Primary Health providers, is proud to announce that marketing aficionado Sam Avery is joining RotaMaster as their new Marketing Manager.
09 October 2023
LEEDS, UK– RotaMaster, a leading provider of rostering solutions for Primary Health providers, is excited to announce the addition of Steve Ellerington to the team as Senior Business Development Manager.
01 June 2023
In January we spoke about how best to maximise recruitment and retention in 2023. We offered hints and tips which would help you to improve these processes and best mitigate the challenges that come with a sector-wide skills gap.
Six months later, we’re back with a word from our partners, Remedium. Remedium are a specialist recruitment agency that specialise in placing permanent staff into the NHS from overseas.
23 May 2023
Buddy punching is when an employee asks a colleague to clock-in or out of a shift for them. It’s the single biggest contributor to time-theft in the workplace and can end up costing an organisation a lot of money over the course of a year.
In this post, we’ll look at the causes of buddy punching and offer a simple solution to eradicating it in your workplace.
01 May 2023
CQC ratings are significant given that they form the basis upon which individuals compare services and make choices about their care. Therefore, it’s important that when an inspection is due, that you’re fully prepped and ready to ensure you pass with flying colours.
In this post, we’ll detail a few ways that a robust workforce management software can help you prepare for inspection.
01 April 2023
General Practice is facing a tidal wave of pressure right now. Figures from the BMA suggest that in February 2023 there were 2,087 fewer fully qualified GPs than in September 2015 and little sign of this trend reversing. To add further perspective, this means that a single GP is now responsible for 2,286 patients, an increase of 348 (+18%) over the same period.
29 March 2023
Time and attendance monitoring just got a whole lot smarter with the launch of location-based clock-in.
Organisations can now set a virtual ‘fence’ around a duty station of anywhere between one metre and ten thousand metres. Put simply, this means that staff can only clock-in to a shift when they are within these parameters.
01 March 2023
In 2022/23 the Digitising Social Care Fund (part of the NHS Transformation Directorate) made £25m available to support the adult social care sector in digitising.
01 February 2023
It’s been three years since the UK formally ceased to be a member state of the EU. In this blog post we investigate the effects this has had on the wider health and social care workforce and whether there are any green shoots that can be taken from a decision that has divided a nation.
01 January 2023
It’s no secret that there’s a shortage of health and care staff across the UK. Figures from September 2022 found that vacancies across the NHS totalled 133,446, a vacancy rate of 9.7% – an increase of almost 2% on the previous year (Government figures).
14 December 2022
Whether you’re a Community Health provider or a Primary Care organisation, our new website has been built to help you find what you need, faster.
09 December 2022
When you’re managing a wide variety of staff who all work different hours and shift patterns, rota planning can be hugely time-consuming and difficult.
26 November 2022
Staff are an organisations’ most valuable asset and when the chips are down, it is even more important to ensure they are happy and motivated. Here are some tips to help keep your staff motivated in the run up to Christmas.
10 November 2022
The best workforce management technology brings together processes and teams across the whole organisation, leading to both short and longer term benefits.
10 September 2022
If you think that your healthcare team requires additional substantive resource, then it probably does. But that alone isn’t going to be enough to secure financial backing from the board.
05 September 2022
In theory, it’s quite simple to sit down with an Excel spreadsheet and plan rotas a couple of weeks in advance.
25 August 2022
Some new research out this month (15 April 2021) by the Living Wage Foundation, says that almost 40% of shift workers are given less than a week’s notice of their working hours.
25 August 2022
Staffing can be a challenge at the best of times. Striking the right balance of staff in a healthcare setting is imperative in meeting the needs of patients.
17 July 2022
We’re delighted to announce a partnership between South-West London Primary Care Provider Alliance (SWL) and RotaMaster.
24 June 2022
You’ll have heard the adage; proper planning prevents poor performance, and it’s never truer than in the world of staff management.
26 May 2022
There has been a lot of talk about digital transformation in the NHS in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and what huge strides have been made in a short space of time.
25 April 2022
Even before COVID-19 hit, the NHS was experiencing a staffing crisis and the pandemic has only emphasised this and highlighted what a huge strain our NHS staff work under.
01 April 2022
Six months have passed since we shared the news that extended access services would be delivered by PCNs from April 2022.
26 March 2022
It is difficult to quantify the huge strain the healthcare sector has felt this year from a staffing point of view – staff shortages; higher demand; high staff sickness rates.
25 March 2022
If the pandemic has taught us anything in the healthcare sector it’s that ‘online’ systems and processes, including e-rostering, have been instrumental in redeploying staff.
26 January 2022
Under current plans, the whole of the adult population will have had the Covid vaccination (2 doses) by the end of April 2021.
24 January 2022
There has been so much change to working arrangements over the last 18 months and it looks like in many cases, things may have changed for the long term.
12 November 2021
With the ongoing pandemic and travel off the cards for the last 12 months, there are flickers of hope that we might be able to get away in the UK at least over the summer.