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Can flexible working solve the staffing crisis in the NHS?

Can flexible working solve the staffing crisis in the NHS?

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.   We have also seen a huge shift taking place in working patterns across a whole range of sectors. The NHS however, still seems to have an underdeveloped and inconsistent ...

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Delivering better patient care through data

Delivering better patient care through data

The power of data One of the biggest challenges facing the NHS is data.  The NHS has lots of it but has historically not been great at using it.  Yet it is a challenge that must be overcome as data is critical to the healthcare system in providing safer and more effective care; overcoming operational issues; understanding disease and improving ...

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That political hot potato rears its head again – trade talks and the NHS

That political hot potato rears its head again – trade talks and the NHS

Whilst we don’t want to start a political debate, we couldn’t help but notice a bit of a Twitter furore around last month’s vote in parliament – new clause 17 – an amendment to the post-Brexit trade deal. The clause was intended to protect the NHS from any form of control from outside the UK, but was voted down by MPs, leading to some saying it ...

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RotaMaster People+ HR - Tell me more!

RotaMaster's People+ module provides substantial HR capabilities on top of RotaMaster's already comprehensive staff records.  Want to know more? Grab a brew, and a have a view... ...

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The new normal – how doing business has changed

The new normal – how doing business has changed

  As many people yearn for post-lockdown life and getting back to ‘normal’, being able to turn their backs on the fear and anxiety caused by the pandemic, we are left contemplating what the new normal will look like. There are many positives to take from the last few months that will change the way we work for the better going forward. Think of ...

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Primary Care at Scale - RotaMaster

We know Primary Care. GP Federations, Alliances, PCNs - however you're defined, RotaMaster is the Primary Care workforce collaboration tool. Rotas, communication, absence management and much, much more.   Short on time? Here's a whistle-stop tour!   ...

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Keeping motivated as lockdown goes on – Our top 10 tips

Keeping motivated as lockdown goes on – Our top 10 tips

After 9 weeks of lockdown and working from home becoming the new norm for many, you may be finding it is getting harder to stay motivated and asking yourself when will it all end. For many it is a tricky and anxiety-inducing time – weeks of working in one place, with family to juggle can take its toll on anyone’s productivity and ...

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Supporting General Practice through the COVID-19 crisis

Supporting General Practice through the COVID-19 crisis

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, general practice has been forced to change its daily routines and adjust to a new reality, with surgeries moving fast to online triage and consultations in a very short space of time. Leaders have had to make plans to ensure their staff are ready to play their part in the COVID-19 response. GPs ...

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Covid-19 – The Unexpected Driver for Embracing Technology

Covid-19 – The Unexpected Driver for Embracing Technology

  It’s very difficult at the moment to think about anything other than the Covid-19 pandemic. It is presenting primary care with unforeseen challenges and there is a lot of trepidation around how it will cope under the strain. Although it is far too early to be thinking about absolute learning points from how we deal with it, it will ...

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The best things in life don't always come with a free trial...

The best things in life don

Free trial or no free trial? In the world of IT software it seems to have become the norm to offer potential customers a free trial. But, dare I say it, we don’t do this at RotaMaster and nor do we plan to. “WHAT?” I hear you gasp. It does often spark questions and confusion as to why. The reasons why are quite simple really and are ...

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Practice Managers - The Unsung Hero

Practice Managers - The Unsung Hero

Practice managers – what does the future hold? Recent statistics from 2019 suggest that more than 25% of practice managers are actively planning to quit their jobs and many more feel unhappy in a role with increasing pressure and decreasing satisfaction. Burnout is often cited. Practice managers keep the doors open, the lights on, the ...

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Christmas Time, Mistletoe and large gaps in the rota.... doesn't quite have the same ring to it does it?

Christmas Time, Mistletoe and large gaps in the rota.... doesn

Winding down for Christmas? I’m not sure about that, but as the countdown to Christmas ticks down, I thought I’d take a moment to sit back and reflect on the business and the sectors we operate in. There has been a lot going on at RotaMaster HQ in the last few months against a backdrop of difficult and changing times in our key sectors of ...

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