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GP Vacancies Rise to Record High, Survey Suggests

 GP staffing levels have been a cause for concern for many practices across the UK and now latest figures suggest that GP vacancies are higher than ever before.   From long patient waits, rushed appointments and even GP practices closing their doors; the of lack of GPs across the UK has a concerning impact on us all.   NHS ...

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NHS To ‘Engage’ Public on Digital Transformation Plans

The NHS is set to consult on the most ‘substantial changes in GP contracts since 2004’ and is inviting the public, primary care professionals and innovators to have their say. With the NHS having celebrated its 70th birthday, it recognises that by the end of the next decade, digital technology is likely to have ‘transformed the service’. As ...

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Six Ways to Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

The daily grind can get in the way of finding that elusive work-life balance.  Juggling your career, family commitments and personal life can leave you feeling like you are spinning more plates than ever before and you just hope that none of them come crashing to the ground.    The UK has a reputation for a poor work-life balance.  Britons ...

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Why Flexible Working Is Good for the Workplace...

Many people dream of having a flexible working arrangement. Cutting down that tortuous commute by starting a bit later? Yes please. The occasional day at home to give you that bit more time with the kids when they finish school? Sounds great. Whatever the arrangement, flexible working has been proven to provide benefits to both employer and ...

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Why Staff Buy-In is Vital for a New Software Rollout...

Whenever we’re exhibiting at healthcare events, we always hear the same thing. ‘Oh we had a system for that – it didn’t work’. Nurses, administrators, doctors, midwives – there’s one common thread. They wanted their lives to be made easier by technology – but somehow their organisations missed the mark. Maybe you’ve had a similar experience; but ...

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Managing annual leave can be a nightmare - but does it have to be?

Managing annual leave can be a tricky business. Making sure everyone's used up their allowance, but without having too many people off at once. 'I asked for that day, too, why didn't I get it?!'. Sound familiar? Throw in the summer or Christmas holidays and your service could be thrown into chaos.     In teams with a mix of part/full time, ...

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How Healthcare Services Can Prepare for GDPR

How Healthcare Services Can Prepare for GDPR On the 25th May 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection (GDPR) will come into force. The healthcare industry has taken the handling of sensitive personal information seriously for a long time, but the legal requirements are about to increase and, according to recent research, NHS trusts ...

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Deadline Looming for Extended Access in the UK

Extended access is designed to give patients better access to see a GP outside of core hours - tackling the age old problem of traditional GP services only being available during the working day. CCGs across the country were given a deadline to offer extended access services to patients by March 2019, but this has been brought forward October ...

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Can Technology Help Ease Financial Pressure on Healthcare Services?

In the healthcare industry, the need for updated technology is becoming more apparent. While tech is transforming how patients are diagnosed and treated, there are still many ways it can be used to tackle the challenges faced by day-to-day healthcare services and the associated rising costs. When it comes to creating staff rotas, technology ...

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Every cloud…

Every cloud…

At RotaMaster we understand that our clients’ data is sensitive, vital to their service, and there's a lot of it!  We also understand the importance of protecting data, and having it readily available in any circumstance. Prior to the inception of the RotaMaster Cloud, our customers only had the option to self-host the system, meaning they were ...

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Common issues when creating a Rota and how Rotamaster can save you time!

Common issues when creating a Rota and how Rotamaster can save you time!

Organisations can spend hours creating excel or paper based rotas, trying to create a rota that fits in with all their staff’s different working arrangements and also gives employees a fair proportion of shifts. Just when you think you have finally completed the task, there is ALWAYS one member of staff who wants to do a last minute shift swap or ...

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Technology – does it save time or drain productivity?

Technology – does it save time or drain productivity?

According to a recent study, many workers now feel they are spending longer at work than ever before. But it was also found that only 10% of those people thought that they are now more productive. Studies show the average office-based employee wastes 11.4 hours per week, costing their employer an average of £11,225 per year. This waste is said ...

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