Managing eRostering & Scheduled Events with DRS Realtime

Thursday, 8 November, 2012

DRS Realtime is the new online electronic rostering and programmed activity management system, which originated through a partnership between Skills for Health and the NHS North West Junior Doctor Advisory Team. It has been shown to reduce locum spend and achieve better use of clinical theatres and staff time. It achieves this through advanced planning of rosters and alerting the user to staffing issues long before they occur.Use of the ‘rules’ feature prevents too many staff members of a certain grade / speciality or skill-set from taking leave simultaneously - ensuring a stable year-round service. The system also incorporates Scheduled Events functionality, which was developed and piloted at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (East Lancs Trust). This allows scheduled events such as ward rounds to be planned in advanced.

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