Allocate and Brookson Direct Announce an Exciting New Partnership to Deliver Interoperability Between Allocate’s Bankstaff and Brookson Direct’s Agency Release and Worker Engagement Solution

The partnership will be the first of its kind delivering a seamless end-to-end solution providing visibility of agency sourced workers engaged by the NHS in real-time live rosters alongside the substantive workforce. The two-way interface will unlock operational efficiency, improve flexible worker compliance and reduce errors by removing onerous administration and data entry.

The combined solutions provide Allocate”s customers with a choice of how to manage agency sourced temporary worker engagement. This will help those customers that want a technology solution combined with a best-of-breed fully-managed service for engagement of temporary staff, including outsourced payroll.

The partnership with Brookson Direct has already been positively received by Allocate”s NHS customers. Claire Scrafton, Deputy Director of HR, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital”s NHS believes it is an important development providing interoperability between the Allocate and Brookson solutions. It will allow the trust to maintain a complete view of its workforce and enable streamlining back offices processes, resulting in the reduction of manual administration and double inputting across multiple systems.

‘The partnership will enable seamless confirmation of bookings e-rostering and bank booking systems which will improve services for front line staff and managers. This will have tangible efficiency and quality benefits for NHS Trusts. I”m delighted to see both organisations responding to our feedback and needs, and I look forward to working closely with both of them to help to further shape services and system enhancements for all NHS organisations,’ she said.

Nick Wilson, CEO Allocate, said: ‘I”m delighted that Brookson Direct”s worker engagement solution will become part of Allocate”s workforce technology ecosystem. I”m determined that Allocate leads the way on the interoperability of workforce systems. We are excited to be working with other vendors to link complementary functionality across systems in the way that our NHS customers tell us they want. This will make a difference to operational effectiveness, staff experience and safely delivered care.’

Jon Bennett, Managing Director, Brookson Direct said: ‘We are delighted to work with Allocate, its solutions are widely used and respected as some of the most sophisticated healthcare workforce solutions in the NHS and globally. Combining this with our market-leading agency release, worker engagement and payroll solution can only mean even better outcomes for our shared customers. This is also great timing ahead of our name change to +Us in 2019.’

Notes to editors 

About Allocate Software 
Allocate Software is a leading international provider of workforce and resource planning solutions, supporting the operational and administrative needs of healthcare, defence and maritime sectors.

About Brookson Direct 
Brookson Direct deliver a Contingent Workforce Platform and Managed Services specially designed for the NHS and healthcare sector.

LONDON, January 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —