Staff planning tool wins accolades


An analytical tool to help NHS organisations plan their staffing developed by NHS LPP has been recognised with a win in the prestigious Go Awards and a highly commended at the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) Awards.

The Clinical Agency and Staff Management Dashboard + Cost Management Dashboard won Innovation of the Year at the Go Awards and was Highly Commended in the category of ‘Smarter Working’ at the HPMA ceremony last week for its innovative approach.

The dashboard gives trusts visibility over their entire workforce - both temporary and permanent - so smarter decisions can be made about where and who to hire, both saving money and helping the NHS manage strategic workforce planning.   

Andrew Mumby, Category Director, Workforce, NHS LPP said:

“This is great recognition not only for us, but also for the HR directors, staff bank managers and framework suppliers that have worked hard to collect line level data and put the dashboard into practice. 

“Trusts using the dashboard have been able to not only reduce agency costs, but also plan strategically, meaning they are better placed to manage peaks due to winter or COVID-19.

“It’s an excellent example of how NHS LPP is supporting trusts not only with procurement, but with other business needs as well – which in turn means better services for patients.” 

LeventeFazekas, Head of Business Intelligence said:

“The dashboard gives HR professionals and managers instant visibility of all types of clinical staffing activity across their NHS organisation, including roles, grades and locations. 

“Information is recorded in one place in an easy to use, cloud based format, so trends can be easily identified and used for planning.

“As data can be shared across regions, it allows trusts to collaborate to meet staffing needs and will be a powerful tool for ICSs to help them form partnerships across the health and care system to improve services for patients.”

For more information or to enquire about using the dashboard in your NHS organisation contact lppworkforcesupport@lpp.nhs.uk

16-10-20    LPP

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