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How far in advance should you send out your rota?

How far in advance should you send out your rota?

Some new research out this month (15 April 2021) by the Living Wage Foundation, says that almost 40% of shift workers are given less than a week’s notice of their working hours, with a small percentage getting less than a day’s notice. They also point out that it seems to be more prevalent with low paid workers on variable hours, which presents ...

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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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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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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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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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What is a Primary Care Home?

What Is The NHS Primary Care Home Programme?   What is a Primary Care Home? What are the implications of the PCH Programme for UK patients and healthcare workers? We’ve explored the initiative in this article. NHS England launched the Primary Care Home Programme in October 2015 and there are now over 200 Primary Care Home sites across ...

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