South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS) has won a national award for their innovative approach to tackling workforce issues.
The group of partners from South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, which includes Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust; Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust; Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; and The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, won the ‘impacting working inclusively across boundaries award’ for the joined up approach that all partners are taking in the region to finding innovative solutions to tackling workforce issues.
The partnership has been coming together regularly, have developed a shared approach to eRostering (e-rostering is an electronic way of efficiently managing when staff are needed to work), and have been sharing best practice and data, and successfully identifying areas where they could, by working together, increase efficiency, implement shared standards, and develop a region-wide sustainable workforce.
Kevan Taylor, Workforce Lead for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System said: “Workforce issues in the NHS are well documented, not just in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw but nationwide. However through working together on eRostering and other initiatives we’ve found we can make improvements that make a positive difference. We’re delighted to have won an award that recognises the hard work and willingness of all our partners to come together and enable this work.”
The award was presented by Chief Executive Officer of Allocate Software, Nick Wilson at the annual Allocate Awards and black-tie gala dinner at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, on the evening of 16 October 2019.
Allocate Software created the awards to recognise excellence delivered across the healthcare sector, to make a difference for patients and staff.
Speaking about the awards, Allocate Software CEO, Nick Wilson, said: “Sharing best practice is one of the strengths of the healthcare industry and we are proud to facilitate this through the Allocate community including the Allocate Awards.”
A total of seven winning and seven ‘highly commended’ awards were given, and ICS partner Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust were also recognised on the night for the award ‘Making your organisation a great place to work’.