We have established an annual forum at which current and potential users of CLWRota can gather to discuss the system, aspects of running anaesthetics rotas and what improvements should be considered for inclusion in the system. The forums have been held every year since 2009, and details of each event can be found on the pages below.
The 2013 Forum was held on 19 September 2013 in the Battlebridge Room at King's Place, close to the King's Cross and St. Pancras stations in central London.
The event included presentations from several external speakers, talks from the eRota team and the presentation of the latest benchmark reports.
The attendees at the 2013 Forum
The 2012 Forum was held on 13 September 2012 in the main auditorium at the Wellcome Collection in central London.
Two external speakers, Dr Will Wight from the RVI in Newcastle and Stewart Nisbet from Lewisham, spoke about different aspects of using CLWRota and how they managed department performance.
RVI Clinical Director Will Wight addresses the 2012 forum
The forum also included an extended inter-department benchmark comparison session and other discussions about the use and value of departmental data. Upcoming features in CLWRota were also discussed.
The 2011 Forum was held in London on the 14th of September at the Wellcome Trust. The focus of this year's event was department productivity and reports.
Two external speakers, Dr Tony Beaumont and Steve Weston, addressed the forum. The CLWRota team discussed department and personnel activity reporting and introduced new features coming to CLWRota in the next year. Attendees included consultants, managers and senior administrators from amongst 30 trusts.
The 2010 Forum was held at the Wellcome Trust in Central London, with around 55 attendees from 30 departments. The event brought together existing and potential future users of CLWRota to discuss anaesthetics rotas in general and the CLWRota system in particular.
Three external speakers joined the CLWRota team to discuss use cases, upcoming features and other topics such as theatre utilisation, deployment in a large multi-site trust and managing staff resources at a major teaching hospital.
Around 45 attendees attended the 2009 forum on the 17th of September 2009 at the Design Centre in Central London.
Speakers at the forum focussed on the effectiveness of the system and gave insights about training aspects of the system. The genesis of the system was also discussed, and we also had a theoretical discussion on how services organisations can improve their operations.