We're measuring, reporting and reducing our carbon emissions
TO UPDATE: In September 2022, Rotamap implemented a long-term carbon accounting strategy. We have since measured and reported our carbon emissions, alongside publishing our reduction plan and targets. This article describes why we've taken these steps and what we intend for the future.
Achieving 100% of the NHS Levels of Attainment with Rotamap services
This article sets out how organisations can meet 100% of the e-rostering Levels of Attainment for doctor-led services.
Theatre delivery and COVID-19 recovery, then vs now
A comparison of UK Anaesthetics department data, before COVID-19 and now.
Rotamap services link with ESR
The current scope of Rotamap's interoperability with ESR.
Illustrating the impact of COVID-19 on clinical service provision
An examination of the impact of COVID-19 on clinical service provision across 160 anaesthetic departments, identifying and discussing per-department and national trends
Issues with how the LetsEncrypt security certificates used by our services interact with outdated software and systems, and what to do about them.
NHSi's Workforce Plans: digital ecosystems
NHS England/Improvement announced that all Trusts must use e-rostering software for their clinical workforce, and set out a plan to create common interoperability standards to promote a digital ecosystem of modular services from different suppliers. This document summarises our current approach to interoperability, and how that reconciles with NHS England/Improvement's intentions.
Autumn update: The impact of COVID-19 on UK hospital departments
At our online event in October 2020, we discussed common data trends and patterns from CLWRota and Medirota across the past 12 months, looking closely at the impact of COVID-19 on departmental activity, leave and cancellations.
The impact of COVID-19 on UK anaesthetic departments
An analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the activity of UK anaesthetics departments, focusing on changes in all-department activity, cancellations and sickness.
Rotamap's response to COVID-19
Many of our users have been impacted by the operational issues imposed by COVID-19. This article details our response to COVID-19 and how we have developed new features and adapted our work to continue supporting our users.
NHSi's Workforce Plans: briefing notes
In November 2018 NHS Improvement announced plans to develop required standards for NHS workforce deployment systems focusing on the requirements for electronic rostering, job planning, junior doctor and staff agency services. This document summarises the current status of NHSi's plans and Rotamap's views, as a specialist provider of electronic rostering services for doctors.
Jos de Blok: Keep It Small, Keep It Simple
This article focuses on the home-care organisation Buurtzorg and the work of its CEO and founder, Jos de Blok. This provides some notes on Jos' presentation delivered as speaker at Rotamap's Spring 2019 Event, and a summary of Buurtzorg's innovative organisational structure and practices.
Rotamap background articles
The three articles cover some of the main concerns behind our company's development of its software as a service systems for improving collaboration and communication in clinical groups.
Article 3: The qualities and benefits of collaboration
The focus of this article is the benefits a collaborative approach can bring both to individual professionals but also the clients they work for and the institutions in which they work. It is instructive first to consider the problems that arise in attempts to adopt systems such as the central line checklist or the WHO theatre protocol.
Article 2: The many challenges that confront adopting a systematic, collaborative approach
This article explores the many challenges facing the introduction of a systematic, collaborative approach. Our argument is that how professionals work together is as important as the expertise that they bring, and that individual performance is inextricably linked with that of each member of the whole team involved in a procedure.
Article 1: In praise of a systems approach for professionals
This is the first of three articles discussing aspects of team collaboration, particularly in a clinical setting. Each discusses important aspects of how the horizontal approach, as distinct from a highly individualised and professionalised vertical paradigm, can provide benefits to professional teams. This approach can also yield surprising insights that can hold value for the managers of the unit in question.
What the Carter Report means for clinical departments
The Carter Report, published in February, highlighted high levels of variation across the NHS and set out 15 recommendations on action to be taken. We discuss what this means at a departmental level.
App survey results
This September we conducted a survey to learn what people would most like to see in the CLWRota and Medirota mobile apps.
Rotamap is eRota's new name
To reflect our aims to help clinical teams to coordinate and collaborate across departments we have changed our company name to "Rotamap".
CLWRota good department checklist
As part of our Rotamap event in March 2015 we put forward a checklist to outline some of the valuable measures a department could use to gauge its efficiency by taking closer look at five departments who have improved their service using different approaches and what they were doing differently to make their service more efficient.