At the beginning of 2021, North Hampshire CCG (now NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG) were tasked with rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination in their area to over 217,000 people.
Given the nature of the service – much like the Extended Access services starting this October for PCNs around the country – there was no designated workforce assigned to the task.
The CCG needed to pull together locums, volunteers and practice staff – and then onboard them onto one, simple platform to allow for efficient planning, simple communication and oversight of staff skills, compliance and availability. Oh, and they had two weeks to find something, set up and get going.
Well, it was with Rotify.
“Rotify has been really useful in the running and management of over 500 staff. It is a very useful tool not only for the staff to book their shifts, but also as a way of communicating any changes, cancellations, or good news stories! We can also easily add and remove staff as and when required.”
Operations Manager, North Hampshire CCG
Rotify prides itself on being super-simple to setup and to use, without compromise to its intelligent planning, communication, and reporting tools.
The CCG was up and running within a couple of days, with all clinical staff onboarded on to the system in a flash, drag/drop shift patterns created in minutes and the rotas published within the week.
The team were ready to hit the ground running, with Rotify providing an overview of filled vs unfilled shifts, staff compliance information and the number of staff live on the system – all in one, simple dashboard.
Rotify has played a key part in over 400,000 vaccine doses being delivered in the area, facilitating 16,000+ shift bookings for 500+ staff across 14 locations.
For any software deployment to be a success, the users need to love it and want to use it – especially when those users are largely volunteering their time. Liz Mayon-White, Operations Manager, told us ‘Feedback from the staff has been really positive’.
She also commented, “Rotify has been really useful in the running and management of over 500 staff. It is a very useful tool not only for the staff to book their shifts, but also as a way of communicating any changes, cancellations, or good news stories! We can also easily add and remove staff as and when required.”
As Primary Care Networks start to plan for Extended Access services to go live in October, Rotify is the perfect solution for onboarding and communicating with GPs, ANPs and others, automating rota management across multiple hubs and reporting on everything from compliance to shift fill – all with just a few clicks.