Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Implements Kronos SMART For Improved Efficiencies

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March 18, 2014 - PRLog -- CODICOTE, UK, 18 March, 2014 — Kronos Incorporated ( today announced that the award- winning hospital, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has completed the implementation of its Kronos SMART solution across all wards. By helping create a stable yet flexible workforce management framework that saves time and improves productivity, the Kronos SMART solution is supporting the Trust’s workforce efficiency project.

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·        By replacing manual, error-prone workforce management processes with the Kronos SMART solution, Salford Royal has achieved significant benefits across all 41 wards. For example, the Kronos SMART solution offers ward and nurse managers real-time visibility into critical labour data to help them more effectively manage shifts and track annual leave entitlement- producing Target Hours Reports, which demonstrate the number of hours worked against agreed contracts. Rosters are also now available for all wards and accessible online, saving valuable clinical time.

·      Additionally, with the Kronos SMART solution, the Trust has introduced standardised shift patterns as there are now three 12-hour shifts in eight-week cycles, each one starting and finishing at the same time.Ward managers can also track nursing hours more effectively and are better able to reduce their reliance on more expensive NHS Professionals (NHSP) or bank staff.  And employees appreciate the transparency of the system and the freedom to record their hours, view their holidays, and apply to swap shifts themselves.

·        The Kronos SMART solution has become an intrinsic part of the Trust’s workforce efficiency project and the successful implementation has been a catalyst for positive cultural change, as the hospital can now focus even more on patient care delivery.

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·      Phil Speight, Resource Planning Manager, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

“The Kronos SMART solution tangibly measures our performance and drives continuous improvement. Roll-out of the solution across all wards has also promoted a more collaborative culture across the entire organisation. We are confident that the Kronos SMART solution will continue to play an integral role in helping us achieve our number-one objective:  to provide safe, clean, and personal care to every patient, every time.”

·      Tristan Spencer, director, SMART, A Kronos Solution

“By fully realising the potential of our innovative solution, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has successfully implemented an integrated approach to managing working hours and staff rotas. Automation has saved huge amounts of time. Managers and staff now work the right number of hours and enjoy a better work-life balance. A full audit trail available also means that the Trust is accountable and able to demonstrate the efficient allocation of precious public resources.”

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·      The NHS is one of the largest employers in the world, and is the largest in Europe, with more than 1.7 million staff.

·      Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust ( is an integrated provider of hospital, community and primary care services, including the University Teaching Hospital. A team of 6,000 staff provide local services to the City of Salford and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond. The Trust aims to be the safest organisation in the NHS through providing safe, clean and personal care to every patient, every time.  It is already well on the road to achieving this goal with a statistically better than expected risk-adjusted mortality, a proven track record of reducing harm to patients and an ambitious plan to put its patients at the heart of everything it does.

·     SMART ( is a workforce management solution widely used by the UK’s NHS across England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. SMART enables NHS and other health organisations to meet their patient quality care objectives, including the Quality, Innovation, Productivity, and Prevention (QIPP) agenda in England, by optimising staff and ensuring that quality patient care is delivered as efficiently as possible. To learn more about the SMART solution, visit

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About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries — including more than half of the Fortune 1000® — use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.  Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications at Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works.


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Neil Pickering

Kronos Systems Ltd

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Source:PR Artistry
Tags:Workforce Management, Patient Safety
Industry:Health, Software
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