Case Number 3655
Request Date 05/06/2014
Completion Date 10/06/2014

 

Details of the Request

1. a) Does the trust use any electronic software to monitor the work patterns of doctors?

b) If so which?

c) If 'Allocate Software' is used; can the Trust give me approval to access the data via the software company's records to allow ease of analysis? Allocate Software is able to facilitate this with a Trust's permission.

 

2. Has the trust conducted 'activity monitoring' of doctors i.e. asking doctors to report on what activity they are performing in each time interval throughout the day (e.g. ward round/admin/rest...)

 

3. If I cannot be granted permission to access the electronic data I request a summary of the results of all monitoring exercises conducted from the year 2000.To include:

a) Number of hours worked by doctors over each period of monitoring, broken down by department i.e. surgery/medicine/A&E... and by grade of doctor i.e. FY1/FY2/ST1-7/CT1-7...

b) Total time spent on each activity (if activity-monitoring has been carried out) broken down in the same way described above i.e. by department and grade.

 

Details of the Response

1. a) Does the trust use any electronic software to monitor the work patterns of doctors? The Trust has an electronic system that records and holds information on Consultant job plans.

b) If so which?

The Trust has had CRMS in place since 2011.

 

c) If 'Allocate Software' is used; can the Trust give me approval to access the data via the software company's records to allow ease of analysis? Allocate Software is able to facilitate this with a Trust's permission.

N/A

 

2. Has the trust conducted 'activity monitoring' of doctors i.e. asking doctors to report on what activity they are performing in each time interval throughout the day (e.g. ward round/admin/rest...)

No

 

3. If I cannot be granted permission to access the electronic data I request a summary of the results of all monitoring exercises conducted from the year 2000.To include:

a) Number of hours worked by doctors over each period of monitoring, broken down by department i.e. surgery/medicine/A&E... and by grade of doctor i.e. FY1/FY2/ST1-7/CT1-7

b) Total time spent on each activity (if activity-monitoring has been carried out) broken down in the same way described above i.e. by department and grade.

The Trust does not hold this information as we do not conduct ‘activity monitoring’ of doctors.