Allocate Software plc
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Allocate Software plc

August 27, 2009 02:00 ET

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Achieves 100% EWTD Compliance With Allocate Software's MAPS Healthroster e-Rostering Solution for Junior Doctors and Medical Staff

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2009) - Allocate Software plc (AIM:ALL), the leading provider of workforce optimisation and electronic rostering solutions in the UK healthcare market, is pleased to announce that Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) has selected Allocate Software's MAPS Healthroster solution for electronic rostering of junior doctors and medical staff. The contract is significant because it is the first Trust to implement the solution specifically to manage the rostering of junior doctors and medical staff.

Gill Perry, Deputy Director of HR at BHRUT says, "As one of the largest operating Trusts in England, we are always looking for ways to improve and simplify the processes involved with managing a large workforce, while at the same time maintaining the delivery of the best possible level of care. This was particularly the case with the management of the rotas of junior doctors and medical staff which is a highly complex process, and became even more prevalent with the new legislative requirements of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD)."

MAPS Healthroster was implemented in late 2008 in the Medicine specialty at Queen's Hospital; the solution has since been rolled out to other specialties across the Trust, with all medical staff across all specialties at the Trust expected to be using the solution by the end of 2009.

Gill Perry further commented, "Implementation of MAPS Healthroster is proving to be a great success and benefits are already being realised across the Trust; as well as efficiency savings in producing and maintaining doctors' rotas, there is now a level of visibility to the rota that wasn't previously available. This has enabled management to make objective staffing decisions, refocusing the delivery of services to meet patient needs.

The solution has also been key in helping us achieve the Trust's targets of becoming European Working Time Directive compliant by August 2009. Since the first rotas were worked in April, the Trust's EWTD's compliancy rating has risen from 59% to 100% compliant by the deadline of August 1st 2009. MAPS Healthroster has also helped the Trust to more effectively monitor and track annual leave through increased transparency of the rotas to ensure more equitable management of staff."

Commenting on the announcement, Paul Scandrett Allocate Software's Director of Healthcare said, "We are delighted to be working with BHRUT to help manage the complexity of Doctors rosters and are extremely proud that the Trust has been able to achieve such high levels of EWTD compliance. This is a major focus within the NHS currently, and the team at Barking, Having and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust should be congratulated on this significant achievement."

About Allocate Software plc:

Allocate Software plc, formerly Manpower Software, is the leading workforce optimisation software applications provider for world-wide organisations with large, multi-skilled workforces. With over 18 years' experience, they ensure customers can match operational demands with workforce supply.

Using MAPS, Allocate Software's workforce optimisation software application, organisations can deploy the right people and right skills, to the right place at the right time. With Corporate headquarters in London, regional offices in the UK, USA, Australia and Malaysia, Allocate Software provide services and support to an international customer base across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Founded in 1991, Allocate Software plc is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange ("ALL"). Please visit www.allocatesoftware.com for further information.

About Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust:

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust operates across two main sites at Queen's and King George hospitals. The Trust serves a population of around 700,000, from a wide range of social and ethnic groups, making it one of the largest acute hospital trusts in England.

The new Queen's Hospital in Romford brought together the services previously run at Oldchurch and Harold Wood hospitals and complements King George Hospital which was built from new in 1993.

The Trust operates two A&E departments at King George and Queen's hospitals, alongside other acute services consisting of all the major specialties of large district general hospitals.

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    Paul Scandrett
    Director of Healthcare
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    Claire Parsons
    Corporate Marketing Manager
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