Utilisation of Rostering Software

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Dear Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust,

Under FOI please provide the following information relating to how the organisation rosters its staff.
1. Does the trust currently use rostering software?
2. Please state the name(s) of all rostering provider(s) used, split by the following staffing groups. Where no third parties are used, please explain how these staff are rostered:
a. Medical & Dental
b. Nursing & Midwifery
c. AHPs
d. Other (please specify)
3. Does the organisation store its rostering data on its own servers or in the Cloud? Again please provide this information for each of the following staffing groups:
a. Medical & Dental
b. Nursing & Midwifery
c. AHPs
d. Other (please specify)
4. What other rota management systems are used by the organisation? Please state the names of any providers used and what they are used for.
5. Please state the name(s) of all third party tech solutions used by the organisation to manage internal bank staff (Allocate, Liaison, Holt, Brookson etc.). Please split this by the following staffing groups:
a. Medical & Dental
b. Nursing & Midwifery
c. AHPs
d. Other (please specify)
Thank you for the time spent in dealing with this request. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Yours faithfully,

J Taylor

Sparrow Katie,

Dear J Taylor,

FOI 548 - request regarding Rostering Software

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request we are now investigating the nature of the search and the quantity of information requested. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act we will expect to respond to this request in 20 working days.

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Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team
Tel: 0121 612 8017
Fax: 0121 612 3779
Black Country Partnership FT.

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Sparrow Katie,

Dear J Taylor,

 

FOI 548 - request regarding Rostering Software

 

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request on the above
subject. We have completed our search for information and the details are
as follows:

 

1.         Does the trust currently use rostering software?

 

Yes

 

2.         Please state the name(s) of all rostering provider(s) used,
split by the following staffing groups. Where no third parties are used,
please explain how these staff are rostered:

 

a.    Medical & Dental

b.    Nursing & Midwifery

c.     AHPs

d.    Other (please specify)

 

Allocate is used for all staffing groups

 

3.         Does the organisation store its rostering data on its own
servers or in the Cloud? Again please provide this information for each of
the following staffing groups:

 

a.    Medical & Dental

b.    Nursing & Midwifery

c.     AHPs

d.    Other (please specify)

 

Stored on our own servers for all groups.

 

4.         What other rota management systems are used by the
organisation? Please state the names of any providers used and what they
are used for.

 

The Trust does not use any other rota management system

 

5.         Please state the name(s) of all third party tech solutions used
by the organisation to manage internal bank staff (Allocate, Liaison,
Holt, Brookson etc.). Please split this by the following staffing groups:

 

a.    Medical & Dental

b.    Nursing & Midwifery

c.     AHPs

d.    Other (please specify)

 

Allocate is used for all staffing groups

 

The full Freedom of Information Act 2000 is available on the legislation
website via the following link:
[1]http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000.... The Trust is
regarding this response as a full and complete discharge of its
responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in relation to
this request. I trust it fulfils your requirements but should you have any
concerns please do not hesitate to contact me and I will attempt to
resolve your issues.

 

In the event you pursue a complaint/investigation and are not content with
the outcome, you have the option to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision
unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Tel: 0121 612 8017

Fax: 0121 612 3779

Black Country Partnership FT.

 

 

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