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23 March 2011, London, UK - Zircadian today announces a new partnership with Miad UK which will make the processes of appraisal, revalidation and job planning easier for doctors and dentists across the NHS. As a result of the new partnership, users of Zircadian’s systems will now find information about Miad’s training packages within Zircadian’s Consultant Portal, via the new ‘e-Learning’ tab, alongside the tabs for e-Appraisal, e-360 and e-JobPlan. This means that trusts seeking specialist training that corresponds precisely to their job planning and appraisal software (and which is delivered by the leading experts) can now access this quickly and easily from their one-stop Zircadian Consultant Portal.

Dr Henry Carleton, Managing Director of Zircadian, commented “Under this arrangement NHS trusts and individual doctors will benefit from the best of both worlds – expert software coupled with expert training in the key areas of job planning, appraisal and revalidation.”

Alan Wills, Head of NHS Development at Miad, said “With products that are so complementary we can now collectively offer busy clinicians a one-stop shop for their training and other software needs within the all-important areas of appraisal, revalidation and job planning. This is a very exciting development for us and, we hope, for doctors and dentists throughout the NHS.”

Zircadian is the leading supplier of medical workforce management software for NHS doctors. The company provides online ranges of solutions for both junior and senior doctors. The Consultant Portal, Zircadian’s suite of software for consultants and SAS doctors, includes systems to manage annual appraisal, 360 appraisal and job planning.

Miad specialises in providing NHS-dedicated training and consultancy services to doctors, dentists and NHS managers. By blending expert knowledge of the key issues affecting the NHS with the latest developments in learning Miad offers a comprehensive range of training solutions for healthcare professionals.

Miad already provides a number of training courses in the area of appraisal and revalidation and these complement Zircadian’s existing e-Appraisal and e-360 software solutions perfectly. Miad is also in the process of developing a new job planning e-learning programme for both clinical directors and clinicians and this will provide a useful accompaniment to Zircadian’s e-JobPlan software solution.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

About Zircadian

Since its beginning in 2000 Zircadian has expanded and diversified rapidly to become the leading provider of software and consultancy for all hospital doctors in the NHS. Its solutions are used by 145 NHS organisations.

Zircadian provides two web portals, one for junior doctors and the other for consultants. Each portal is a secure online gateway to a suite of intelligent medical HR software solutions.

Junior Doctor Portal solutions:
• e-Rota - For rota management
• e-Roster - For duty rostering
• e-Monitor - For hours monitoring
• e-Locum - For locum management

Consultant Portal solutions:

• e-JobPlan - For consultant job planning
• e-Leave - For leave management
• e-Roster - For activity rostering,
• e-Appraisal - For annual appraisal
• e-360 - For 360 appraisal

All Zircadian software is user-friendly and comes supported by a professional, dedicated help-desk team. For more information please visit: www.zircadian.com

About Miad

Founded in 1995, Miad is an established provider of learning and consultancy services within the NHS, having delivered training to more than 200 trusts and over 40,000 NHS professionals since its launch. In addition to training courses in the areas of leadership and personal development, Miad offers the following training courses in consultant job planning, appraisal and revalidation:

Job planning:

• Job Planning and Negotiation Skills - For consultants
• Job Planning for Clinical Directors - For clinical directors/consultants
• Job Planning for Clinicians - For all doctors

Appraisal and revalidation:

• Appraisal for Revalidation - For all doctors
• Appraisal of Junior Doctors - For educational supervisors
• Appraisal & Revalidation for SAS Doctors - For SAS doctors
• Appraisal of Trainee Dentists - For educational supervisors
• Responsible Officer Training - For responsible officers

Miad’s courses are provided in an online learning environment or, where appropriate, as a ‘blended learning approach’ whereby e-learning is combined with classroom workshops. These workshops reinforce lessons learned during online modules via discussion and practical exercises. For more information please visit http://www.miaduk.com/

Editors’ Contacts

If you would like further information on the new partnership, or on Zircadian’s software and/or Miad's training packages for NHS doctors, please contact Dee Enright at Zircadian by calling 020 8946 8199 or email dee.enright@zircadian.com

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