Allocate Awards 2019

Wednesday 16th October 2019, Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester.

Your time to shine!

Allocate Awards 2019 Winners

Congratulations to all our 2019 Award Winners

Allocate UK has recognised another year of innovation, hard work and positive change in healthcare last night, at its annual awards ceremony.

The awards recognised excellence in workforce management from improved patient care and safety, reduced agency spend, better staff engagement and improved working environments. A total of seven winning and seven ‘highly commended’ awards were given to both UK hospital trusts and healthcare providers.

Click here to download the official Allocate Awards 2019 brochure

The 2019 winners are:-

  • Making your organisation a great place to work
    Winner: Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
    The hospital implemented Allocate software on its neuroscience specialist ward to accurately record and display staffing data, which ensured the ward received the additional staff and support it needed to make it a great place to work.
    Highly Commended: Virgin Care
  • Impacting clinical and performance targets
    Winner: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    The Trust rolled out Allocate SafeCare, to ensure that the right staff are in the right place at the right time, and ultimately enhance patient care.
    Highly Commended: Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Working inclusively across boundaries
    Winner: South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS eRostering Group
    By taking a robust and transparent approach to sharing KPI data and best practice, a regional e-rostering group successfully identified areas where they could increase efficiency, implement shared standards and develop a region-wide sustainable workforce.
    Highly Commended: East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Operational Roster Excellence
    Winner: London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
    The Trust recognised that a lack of adequate training meant staff were not recognising the full benefits of the HealthRoster software. After improving their processes, the trust has now trained 300 nurses, improved staff’s work-life balance and seen a reduction in agency costs.
    Highly Commended: Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Innovative Workforce models for better patient care
    Winner: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
    The Trust’s safer staffing team set up the rapid response initiative, a central staffing hub with oversight of the whole trust’s staffing position, using SafeCare.
    Highly Commended: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Board Assurance
    Winner: HCA Healthcare UK
    HCA Healthcare UK can assess real-time performance against the CQC’s five key lines of enquiry following the implementation of Allocate’s software. Staff are empowered and see themselves as stakeholders who are embedding and implementing change.
    Highly Commended: West London NHS Trust
  • Achieving Cultural Excellence
    Winner: West London NHS Trust
    The Trust has increased the happiness of its staff and created a better culture across the trust through improvements to shift allocation management.
    Highly Commended: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Commenting on this year’s winners Nick Wilson, CEO, Allocate Software said:

“A huge congratulations to all the winners, the highly commended and those shortlisted, and a very big thank you to all our customers. It is our passion and privilege to help you deliver the best healthcare. Sharing best practice is one of the strengths of the healthcare industry and we are proud to facilitate this through the Allocate community and our awards are a great way of recognising the incredible work that goes on across the sector.”

The awards programme was run by the NHS Confederation and was judged by an independent panel made up of highly respected healthcare professionals which included: Sir Andrew Cash OBE, chief executive of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System; Dr Crystal Oldman OBE, chief executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI); Daniel Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers; Dr Stefan Cantore, University of Sheffield Management School; Dr David Foster OBE, chairman of the Foundation of Nursing Studies and Trustee of the Queens Nursing Institute; Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers; Sheena Cumiskey, chief executive at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The awards were presented at the annual Allocate Awards and black-tie Gala Dinner on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. 

The prestigious Allocate Awards ceremony celebrates and rewards those who have made a material and positive difference to the people in their organisation, their patients, service users and to the operational sustainability of the organisations themselves.


 



Allocate Awards 2019 judges

We are proud to announce that this years judges are:

  • Saffron Cordery, Deputy Chief Executive, NHS Providers
  • Sheena Cumiskey, Chief Executive, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust
  • Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers
  • David Foster OBE, Chairman, Foundation of Nursing Studies, trustee of the Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • Dr Crystal Oldman OBE , Chief Executive, Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • Stefan Cantore, Senior University Teacher at the University of Sheffield Management School





Why attend?

  • Share best practice with other Allocate customers and users in the panel debates and presentations
  • Hear lessons learnt from other NHS employees involved in workforce
  • Discover more about the latest product and software updates from Allocate to help you get the most from your programmes
  • Meet the Allocate teams; sales, customer success, product and marketing
  • Learn more from national policy makers about the current medical and nursing hot topics in the NHS across the two days
  • Option to attend Allocate Awards 2018 (in association with NHS Employers)
  • Be inspired by our keynote speaker: Tom Ray
  • Accelerate your own career with CPD points and free Allocate Academy training.

Date and Venue

17th - 18th October 2018, Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PX

Day One Sessions Include:

08:00 – 09:20 - Registration and Refreshments

  • Allocate Me Launch at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals - 'Our Journey'
    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Neck Deep in the World of Doctors and Learning to Swim Fast! Topic: The long and winding road... of implementation of MedicOnDuty, MedicOnline and LocumOnDuty into our Medical Workforce, sharing our experiences and learning so far
    Medway NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Understanding Activity Manager and Benefits Realisation - Top Tips
    Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Journey of improvement using HealthAssure
    East of England Ambulance NHS Trust
  • Managing workforce data and deployment proactively in the context of hospital targets to help positively impact KPIs like the 4-hour wait and referral to treatment
    Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Workforce Technology – It’s all about people, not bits, bytes or clicks
    Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Improving handover and observations with CareHub
    North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Maintaining Engagement
    Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  • Implementing MyAssure
    University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • Utilising Skills Function in HealthRoster to Track, Plan and Increase Compliance for Mandatory Training
    Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • e-JobPlan – It’s not just a timetable!
    Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Lessons from the South West London Collaborative Bank
    South West London Collaborative
  • CQC Assurance in an Ambulance Trust
    London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Discussion and Q&A - Using advanced pay rates for person groups, skill sets and other specific types of enhanced Bank payments
    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • An efficient integrated compliance and assurance system
    University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • AHP Rostering - The Final piece of the Jigsaw
    East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical Audit package to support our local systems
    Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
  • Governance and Assurance from a Private Hospital perspective
    One Healthcare, Ashford Hospital
  • Allocate TED Talks: Uncovering features and ideas by exploring the context in which they can help deliver better outcomes for operational performance, quality and staff experience. A fast-paced session that explores the Allocate Platform and how it can be used to make a real impact to staff, care and organisations.
  • Allocate Academy Training Sessions:
    - Understanding and best use of warnings and violations
    - Introducing and improving direct booking for temporary staff
    - Negotiated rates, NHSi reporting and agency invoicing
    - Junior Doctors - Focusing on the basics
    - Consultants - Job planning to rostering
    - SafeCare - Foundation level understanding

16:30 - 17:30 - Keynote Speaker: The Story of Tom Ray

  • Allocate Me Launch at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals - 'Our Journey'
    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

19:30 - 00:00 - Allocate Awards and Dinner

  • Allocate Me Launch at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals - 'Our Journey'
    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Day Two Sessions Include:

08:00 - 08:30 - Registration

  • E=TD² The Formula for Efficient Rostering Topic: How to improve Nurse Rostering with the aid of Insight and other Allocate Platforms. 
    Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • Evaluation of eRostering implementation at Letterkenny University Hospital, - Lessons Learnt
    Saolta University Health Care Group, Letterkenny University Hospital
  • Enhanced Nursing Care improving the process and delivering a best practice service
    East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • SafeCare Live Implementation and Adoption at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
    North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lord Carter and the 90 Day Rapid improvement in Community Services
    Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
  • Rolling out eExpenses: Our Journey So Far
    Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
  • A merger, an NHSi collaborative, implementation into community, SafeCare & more: a year in the life of an integrated healthcare eRostering team in a mental health setting
    Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • My Experience of Using Allocate as a Guardian of Safe Working
    Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • ESR Go and Our Experience
    Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
  • Using Roster, Bank Staff and ESR data to reduce non-medical agency expenditure by 25% and maximise substantive staff usage.
    The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Introducing Bank Weekly Pay - Growing the Bank to further reduce Agency usage
    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • A live command centre approach to staffing – responding to daily dynamics
    Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Temporary staffing controls – How we utilised the system to enhance our controls and reduced spend
    Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Improving Pharmacy Services with Workforce Technology
    Bedford Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Using compliance dashboards and a collaborative to confirm and challenge approach to the roster approval process 
    Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Safe Staffing: Operational use of SafeCare and Ensuring SafeCare is used in line with guidance and an update on current thinking
    Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Improving shift finalisation response rate
    West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Junior Doctor Rostering - Our Implementation Journey
    St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Allocate TED Talks:Uncovering features and ideas by exploring the context in which they can help deliver better outcomes for operational performance, quality and staff experience. A fast-paced session that explores the Allocate Platform and how it can be used to make a real impact to staff, care and organisations.
  • Allocate Academy Training Sessions:
    - Understanding and best use of warnings and violations
    - Introducing and improving direct booking for temporary staff
    - Negotiated rates, NHSi reporting and agency invoicing
    - Junior Doctors - Focusing on the basics
    - Consultants - Job planning to rostering
    - SafeCare - Foundation level understanding

15:30 - Conference Close

  • Allocate Me Launch at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals - 'Our Journey'
    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

15:30 - Conference Close

  • Allocate Me Launch at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals - 'Our Journey'
    Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust