Well done to our senior nursing team, nurses on the wards, Staff Bank team and our eRoster team, who were shortlisted in the ‘putting care needs first’ category of the national Allocate Awards.
The award recognises organisations that have used technology and processes to ensure workforce planning and deployment takes into account the needs of patients.
Our team picked up their finalist certificate at the awards ceremony in October.
Our entry focused on our use of the Safe Care tool to record patient acuity, and the use of this information in the daily staffing meetings we have at North Devon District Hospital. During these meetings we can determine whether we have the right staff in the right places based on the care needs of our patients. A professional judgement is made about whether each area is staffed to meet their needs, and workforce rosters can be updated in real time, with staff being redeployed if necessary.