Advancing levels of attainment for e-rostering and e-job planning


These resources will support advancement through workforce deployment systems’ levels of attainment to ensure the right staff are in the right place at the right time, delivering high quality patient care.

The resources include supporting documents on how to procure and develop best-in-class systems for e-rostering and e-job planning.

Capital funding is available to enable this transition. Successful bids will be from trusts looking to implement these systems for the first time or those that will work with suppliers to develop advanced software functionality. These bids should result in efficient workforce deployment, a high-quality service and value for money.

Before submitting a bid, please complete our annual survey on your existing systems. HR directors will receive this shortly.

Bidding now open for capital funding

To accelerate NHS providers’ utilisation of workforce deployment systems, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has committed to £7 million of capital funding this financial year. We are currently negotiating next years’ investment as, due to the launch of NHSX, the digital priorities of the organisation are being reconsidered. We will announce the outcome as soon as possible.

To submit a bid, HR directors should go to to our Kahootz site.

If you are not a HR director but would like to submit a bid, please email

For guidance on how to compile a bid including funding priorities, you can find additional information on the process in the document below.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 24 September 2019.

Workforce deployment software survey

Before submitting a bid, please complete the annual survey on your existing e-rostering and e-job planning systems. HR directors will receive the survey shortly.

By identifying local practice, progress and issues, we can further develop support for providers’ advancement through the levels of attainment. You will be able to access the data through the Model Hospital and can use it to benchmark against your peers.

Supporting documents

Software requirements specification PDF, 248.3 KB

This document outlines the functionality that is essential for trusts to use workforce deployment systems.

If you have any questions on e-rostering and e-job planning, please contact

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