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Zircadian's e-Roster streamlines management of junior doctor hours for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has selected Zircadian’s e-Roster to manage junior doctor rosters across the Trust.

LPT is already an established user of Zircadian’s e-Rota and e-Monitor web-based solutions for creating junior doctor rotas, ensuring compliance and for monitoring doctor hours. The medical staffing team uses e-Roster to create and plan rosters that meet the complex requirements of junior doctor working patterns and avoiding costly penalties.

Angela Salmen, Senior Medical Staffing Manager at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust says; -We have been using Zircadian’s e-Rota for some time now and have found it invaluable for managing our rotas to comply with legislation. We save a lot of time when we are planning rotas and the tool gives us the flexibility to try different scenarios and look at the consequences of ward or service changes.

-The e-Roster solution to manage rosters for our junior doctors, will eventually replace our paper based systems that are often time consuming and cumbersome to maintain. E-Roster will help us to ensure continuous compliance, manage swaps and record study or annual leave. We will always have an accurate record of the on call duties for junior doctors.

The e-Roster system provides warning of potential New Deal and EWTD breaches, ensuring compliance. It also flags gaps in service, where locum cover might be required, and junior doctors can log into the secure portal and see which duties they can apply to do as a locum shift.

Masood Ahmed, Director at Zircadian says; -Trusts in the health services have a very specific challenge – delivering on their priorities to deliver the best possible patient care, and providing training while managing resources efficiently. With complex legislation for doctors’ hours, shift patterns, annual leave and sickness, paper based methods just do not provide the flexibility or accuracy to be sufficient management tools. Zircadian provides Trusts with proven solutions for rota management, e-rostering, e-monitoring, and locum management to ensure that on the ground planning achieves both compliance and effective management of resource to help meet the Trust’s strategic service goals.

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