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All NHS staff groups including junior doctors and consultants can now be managed from a single system from SMART

SMART, a leading provider of workforce management solutions, has extended its offering to the NHS with the addition of fully integrated SMART Doctors Rostering. SMART Doctors Rostering enables Trusts to manage all staff including nursing, medical, operations, ancillary, temporary (agency and locums) and admin, using one central system.

Benefiting from the same look and feel interface as SMART’s highly acclaimed eRostering for nursing staff, SMART Doctors Rostering enables medical staffing officers and managers to build rosters quickly and efficiently. The system helps Trusts to reduce the reliance on costly locums while meeting EWTD and maintaining and improving patient care.

SMART Doctors Rostering provides a wide range of features designed to streamline the smooth running of wards and departments. This includes powerful reporting capabilities so that managers and department heads can see at any time details of breaches in working time regulations, absence and sick leave, holidays taken and entitlement yet to be taken, and locum use.

Liza Wolvey, Project Manager for eRostering at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust where SMART Rostering for both doctors and nurses is in use commented, “SMART Doctors Rostering enables us to manage doctors’ absence, and monitor those on call, right up to and including consultant level. We are able to demonstrate that all medical staff hours are planned in compliance with working time regulations. Maintaining safe working conditions for doctors means better quality of care for patients. Having one system that provides rostering for all types of staff has simplified operations significantly.”

Tristan Spencer, Health Market Director at SMART said; “SMART Doctors Rostering is a natural extension to our already comprehensive suite of health service workforce management solutions. Now fully integrated, SMART Doctors Rostering enables managers to plan ahead, while providing the flexibility to meet requirements for safe day to day operations and adhere to Working Time regulations. ”

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About SMART

UK based and with 25 years experience, SMART is the leading provider of solutions for workforce management designed to help organisations to achieve agility and cost efficiency from their greatest asset – their people. Utilising our own highly skilled and experienced people SMART helps companies to maximise the performance, productivity and value of their workforce. Our solutions can assist in achieving a sustainable reduction in people costs of up to 10%, while providing a better working environment for staff.

From time and attendance through to workforce planning, scheduling, absence management and comprehensive automated reporting, the SMART solution suite offers a wide breadth and depth of functionality. It can be fully installed on site, delivered as a managed or hosted service with a full range of support services from SMART’s own in-house consultants.

Accessible from anywhere in the world, SMART’s web-based workforce management solutions are developed using Microsoft .NET to give a zero-footprint solution that is flexible, reliable, scalable and easy to implement, and provides an environmentally responsible option. The data centre supports the Trees for Business Campaign and we are collaborating with Brunel University to identify practical ways to recycle heat and airflow to minimise draw on the power supply, and uses optimised hardware to ensure power consumption is reduced wherever possible.

SMART in Healthcare

SMART RPC provides a simple web based solution for creating and managing Trust-wide staff rosters and time and attendance related activity. The only Next Generation workforce management solution available today, SMART RPC has been designed by our developers to support all NHS Trust roles – a feature that is currently unique. As well as eRostering SMART RPC encompasses Automatic Attendance Recording and Bank Administration, in one easy to use system.

As a Next Generation rostering application, SMART RPC has a host of time-saving features including Auto Roster which generates staff rosters in minutes, and alerts to managers in real time to warn of potential problems with their rosters. In addition it provides unrivalled fairness and transparency in dealing with shift preferences of staff, helping to improve staff morale and reducing staff turnover.

SMART provides comprehensive workforce management solutions to a significant proportion of the UK Healthcare market and was selected as sole provider of e-rostering and time and attendance for the National ESR programme and has unique, proven and fully automated integration with ESR.

Over 600 organisations worldwide benefit from SMART’s solutions and services in both the private and public sectors. Customers include Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust, Ocado, Gist, Habitat, Jaguar, JCB, Mandarin Oriental, Sainsbury's, Swissport, Trailfinders, Tussauds Group, and Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service.

For more information, please visit www.smart-workforce.com.

For information relating specifically to the NHS sector, please visit: www.smart-rostering.co.uk

For press enquiries, please contact:

Paski Matarazzo, Marketing Manager, SMART
Telephone: 01438 822229
Email: paskim@smart-workforce.com

Andreina West, PR Artistry
Telephone: 01491 639500
Email: andreina@pra-ltd.co.uk

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