Stockport trust deploys governance and compliance systems

21-May-2012

Deal with Allocate Software boosts efficiencies

Allocate Software has signed an agreement with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust to implement a suite of governance, risk and compliance applications.

The trust has been using Allocate’s HealthRoster e-Rostering solution for the past two years and will now deploy the content-managed SaaS solution, HealthAssure, to manage its core governance and compliance requirements.

The new range will replace existing spreadsheet systems and spreadsheet reporting to provide a more robust and streamlined way of monitoring and reporting on key regulatory frameworks, operational objectives and quality standards.

The applications include CQCAssure, which provides the trust with the toolkit to track and drive compliance with the Care Quality Commission’s Essential Standards of Quality & Safety . The trust also selected NHSLAAssure to help save money in insurance premiums; and MonitorAssure and IGAssure to ensure full adherence with other specific national regulatory frameworks. This is in addition to further applications which will provide support for more local assurance requirements, and include KPI Perform for internal business performance monitoring and AuditAssure for clinical auditing.

With the current spotlight on the NHS we have to equip ourselves with the best tools available to be assured that we are operating safely and in line with regulatory requirements

Judith Morris, nursing director at the trust, said: “Our objective is to deliver the highest levels of care through the best means. With the current spotlight on the NHS we have to equip ourselves with the best tools available to be assured that we are operating safely and in line with regulatory requirements. Collectively Allocate’s suite of solutions enable us to achieve this.”

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Paul Scandrett, director of healthcare at Allocate Software, added: “HealthAssure is designed specifically to give the staff and managers the assurance that they are operating in the best possible way and delivering the very highest standards of care. We are focused on helping the trust achieve its business objectives, and HealthAssure will now play a key part in helping to drive forward internal programmes to deliver these.”

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