The funding forms part of a wider £26m national investment to have all NHS doctors, nurses and other clinical staff across the country using e-rostering systems by 2021.
Jane Imrie

Multi-million pound funding boost announced for NHS e-rostering systems

The government has announced new multi-million pound funding to support the rollout of electronic rostering systems in the NHS.

NHS hospitals, clinics and pharmacies across 38 more trusts benefit from £7.5m investment into digital shift planning systems in a bid to save healthcare workers time.

The funding forms part of a wider £26m national investment to have all NHS doctors, nurses and other clinical staff across the country using e-rostering systems by 2021.

Minister of State for Care, Helen Whately, commented: “People are at the heart of the NHS. Our doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers are the greatest asset we have. I’m determined to help NHS trusts get the best out of our talented healthcare workers and give patients the care they deserve.

“We’re delivering on another commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan to support the use of electronic rosters. E-rostering is a crucial tool to make the most of our dedicated healthcare professionals’ time for looking after patients – something which is needed more than ever during this pandemic.

“Managing shifts more effectively also makes it easier to work flexibly, giving our hardworking clinicians a better work/life balance. I’m pleased even more trusts will now benefit thanks to this £7.5m funding boost.”

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