Rostering: good practice


Guide to help trusts to deliver the Carter Review recommendations by easily identifying areas of improvement within their current rostering practices.

Rostering: good practice guide PDF, 1.0 MB

This document has been developed following a review of the rostering practices of 32 trusts who took part in the Carter Review programme.

The document will inform and support staff with rostering responsibilities to:

  • develop rosters in line with service activity
  • maintain and operate rosters that meet patient, staff and organisational needs
  • audit and challenge

Who it applies to

All staff using either electronic or manual rostering systems. The principles and the guidance contained within the document will assist in ensuring common processes and maximum benefit from workforce efficiency.

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