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The good news review of 2020:  Volunteers, vaccines and a whole load of kindness.

The good news review of 2020:  Volunteers, vaccines and a whole load of kindness.

For most of us 2020 will be a year to forget, but in our final blog of the year, we wanted to remember the good news and the heart-warming stories that have filled us with joy and prompted many of us to support the NHS in ways never seen before.    Here are our top picks, reasons to be grateful and heart-warming stories showing how we all ...

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Planning rotas for the Covid vaccine programme

Planning rotas for the Covid vaccine programme

Under current plans, the whole of the adult population will have had the Covid vaccination (2 doses) by the end of April 2021. The numbers are huge! And obviously depends on when the various vaccines are cleared by the MHRA for use. - 33.9m to be done at community mass vaccination sites operated by primary care; - 27.7m at large scale mass ...

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Top tips for motivating your team in the run up to Christmas

Top tips for motivating your team in the run up to Christmas

Staff are an organisations’ most valuable asset and when the chips are down, it is even more important to ensure they are happy and motivated.  Things are tough at the moment for a lot of people – cancelled holidays, further lockdowns and rumours of a digital Christmas.  As the NHS continues to tackle the pandemic, it would seem that now is a ...

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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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