Purpose of the Rostering Best Practice Team

The Rostering Best Practice team (RBPT) has responsibility for leading the program of work which reviews, supports, and drives improvement initiatives in rostering practices across all staffing groups within NSW Health.

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New standardised skills - HealthRoster

From 23 February 2021, a standardised set of skills within HealthRoster is available to allow Local Health Districts (LHDs) and Specialty Health Networks (SHNs)  the ability to monitor workforce capacity and enable NSW Health to have visibility of workforce skillsets across the state.
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Staffing Intelligence Application (SIA)

The Staffing Intelligence Application (SIA) is an analytical tool developed by the Rostering Best Practice Team (RBPT) for executives and other key stakeholders of NSW Health organisations to discover workforce trends and patterns in relation to staff rostering.

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In response to the management of COVID-19,  the following important updates have occurred within HealthRoster:

Please visit the Information for NSW Health staff and managers site for further COVID-19 workforce advice

    Right people, right skills, right place

    Rostering is considered a crucial element to ensure an environment that provides high quality and safe care. To date there has been very little in the way of documented rostering guidelines, training or education for staff with rostering responsibilities.

    Explore the six principles of best practice rostering

    Resource manual

     The NSW Health Rostering Resource Manual contains principles, rostering guidelines and tools to facilitate best practice rostering and reporting across NSW.
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    Resources and links

    There are a variety of Resources and links available to support best practice rostering throughout NSW Health.

    In addition to this, the Rostering Portal contains Other links and resources.

    Rostering Portal

    A Rostering Portal has been designed to support the consolidation of information about rostering in NSW Health. It contains the key rostering documents produced by the Ministry of Health and relevant links to resources and information produced by other Health agencies involved in rostering including eHealth and HealthShare.


    Methodology and process

    A typical engagement with the Rostering Best Practice Team (RBPT) will last from 6 to 9 months, depending on the district or network's needs and the agreed scope of work. The RBPT runs multiple engagements across the state at any one time.

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    Contact us

    Please contact us at any stage:
    Email: moh‑rostering@health.nsw.




    "The workshop was a great refresher. The most beneficial aspect was the group discussions and sharing of tips and tricks. Hoping that every year we will get these sessions"

    - Nurse Unit Manager, WSLHD

    "We finally have a written procedure and written resource that we can access for rostering. I don't think we've ever had that during the 35 years I've been in nursing. We have been managing for a very long time and I've never been able to go and say what I should be doing - so I think it's great!"

    - Nurse Manager, NSW Health

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