Effective Management Medical Rotas using a Rota Co-ordination Team

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014

The Rota Co-ordination function was devised to provide effective management of Medical rotas using a rota co-ordination team to minimise costs and maximise service. Through centrally managing the day to day rostering of Junior Doctors, efficiencies could be achieved in locum spend and optimising the cover levels with the available staff. Monioring the cost savings made by the rota team and have identified for the period April 2012 to 2013 a total of £581,000 savings across the seven directorates. The cost of Rota Coordinator team (post Trust merger) is £125,000 therefore the overall saving for the Trust was £456,000. The figures show even greater cost savings for 2013-2014, where with 2 months left to go, savings of £602,000 have already been achieved. Our performance measurements clearly illustrate, that the investment is returned and exceeded. 

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