09th November 2015

Image: Junior Doctors’ contract update. You will be aware of reports in the media concerning proposed changes to the Junior Doctor NHS contract. As a leading provider of e-rostering software in the UK, Skills for Health is monitoring this situation very closely and is part of the Key Stakeholder Group working through the detailed implications of the discussions. NHS Employers have stated that;

“The expert knowledge of relevant stakeholders will continue to be used as the final detail of the new arrangements is worked through. This will include working with Health Education England, the Universities and Colleges Employers Association, the Medical Schools Council, the Medical Royal Colleges, the Care Quality Commission, NHS employing organisations, Skills for Health, Allocate, ESR, and other interested parties.”

Skills for Health is working hard to provide support to organisations at this time and will have new rota resources available in the New Year. These will enable organisations to model and plan for likely changes to the doctors rotas envisaged in August 2016. Our Doctors Rostering System (DRS) will be fully updated to meet the needs of organisations in 2016.

Skills for Health have over 10 years’ experience in delivering tried and tested rota tools developed in collaboration with clinicians and workforce professionals. We look forward to continuing to support healthcare organisations in the future.