Workforce deployment systems

Advancing levels of attainment for e-rostering and e-job planning

By utilising e-rostering and e-job planning software, trusts can make sure the right staff with the right skills are in the right place at the right time.

This page is a compilation of resources to enable trusts in achieving this. Resources include documents on how to procure and develop best-in-class software for e-rostering and e-job planning, and information on levels of attainment and meaningful use standards. Capital funding is also available to enable this transition.


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Second round of bidding now open for capital funding

To accelerate NHS providers’ utilisation of e-rostering and e-job planning software, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has committed to £7 million of capital funding for the 2020/21 financial year.

Successful bids will be from trusts with a benefits-led approach to software implementation. These bids should result in efficient workforce deployment, a high-quality service and value for money.

To submit a bid, HR directors should go to our Futures site.

If you are not a HR director but would like to submit a bid, please email nhsi.clinicalworkforce@nhs.net.

For guidance on how to compile a bid including funding priorities, you can find additional information on the process in the document below. This document also highlights the necessity of procuring two supplier quotes before submitting your bid.

Another prerequisite for funding eligibility is completing the annual workforce deployment software survey, which you can find more information on in the next section.

The deadline to submit your bid is 8 November 2020.

Workforce deployment software survey

Before submitting a bid, please complete the annual survey on your existing e-rostering and e-job planning software. HR directors will receive the survey shortly.

By identifying local practice, progress and issues, we can further develop support for providers’ advancement through the levels of attainment.

Supporting documents

These resources provide guidance on how to procure and develop best-in-class software for e-rostering and e-job planning. We encourage all trusts to read these documents as effective workforce deployment has proved invaluable during the COVID-19 response, which has strongly emphasised the importance of having the right staff with the right skills are in the right place at the right time.

Levels of attainment and meaningful use standards

These documents set out ‘levels of attainment’ in using e-rostering and e-job planning software and are designed to allow trusts to benchmark progress with peers. Each level of attainment is underpinned by ‘meaningful use standards’ which describe the processes and systems trusts need to meet each level of attainment.

In adopting these standards, trusts will feel empowered and assured they have implemented e-rostering and e-job planning software to the fullest potential.

If you have any questions on e-rostering and e-job planning, please contact nhsi.clinicalworkforce@nhs.net.