Allocate Software has recognised the effort and commitment of teams and individuals at seven hospital trusts who have helped to improved working conditions for staff, services for patients and efficiency at its annual awards ceremony in London. The awards were judged and presented by an independent panel comprising Dr John Bullivant, Dr David Foster, Professor Paul Stanton, Jenni Middleton and Dr Yasmin Little.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust won the innovation award for introducing an innovative way of working which has improved patient experience and working lives as well as increasing organisational efficiency.
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust won two awards. One for improving care and patient safety through technology along and a second for improving working lives through technology.
Tameside NHS Foundation Trust won the staff engagement award recognising a team which has encouraged, increased and improved staff contribution through effective engagement.
Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust won the award for rising to the £20bn challenge 2013 recognising a team which has introduced measures to drive down costs through the use of Allocate Software’s solutions, whilst maintaining or improving the standard of patient care.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust won the project team of the year award for an outstanding project team which has generated far-reaching benefits through the effective deployment of e-Rostering.
As for individual awards, Steve Hutchinson from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust won the award for an outstanding contribution by an individual 2013. Katie Swannie, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, won the award for leadership through challenging times.
Ian Bowles, chief executive, Allocate Software, said: “Our awards recognise the important role that individuals and teams play in taking our software and using it to align staffing with clinical need which has a material impact on patient flow patient flow and in turn make hospitals more efficient, improves working lives and outcomes for patients.”