SARD and Oxleas NHS Trust have begun work on an API wrapper to improve access to NHS Electronic Staff Record data.
Based on feedback from doctors and administrators, we have updated the Overview in our Job Planning system to a calendar view. This gives a more holistic and manageable view of your job plan, and allows a quick overview of when in the week all activities occur.
From 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, our customer service team runs our live chat system and our phone line and responds to all support requests. Chat volume fluctuates heavily throughout the year and throughout the day.
One of our key principles is agility - we use constant feedback to drive our development so that we can focus on what actually matters to our clients. We worked closely with Oxleas to build Appraisal, and GSTT to build our eLeave system.
Francesca's blog about the Lake of Discontent indicated how important it is to us that we listen to our users. At present most of the questions we receive are related to one product - Job Planning.
Over the last year, in collaboration with Guy's and St. Thomas NHS Trust, we have developed a leave and holiday tracking and planning system to make it easy and fast for doctors to plan, book and approve leave.
On Friday the NMC made their final decision - all midwives and nurses in the UK will need to be revalidated on a regular basis. In response SARD JV is excited to announce the completion of the SARD Nurse and Midwife Revalidation system...
This is the world's first computer program, written by Ada Lovelace in 1842. And this is Margaret Hamilton standing next to a printout of the actual Apollo Guidance Computer source code. Her programming directly prevented an abort of the Apollo 11 Moon landing...
Today we completed development on a new feature for SARD - an automated email system to manage reminders for doctors about their upcoming appraisal. This feature will further improve compliance rates and will also make the appraisal process a little more straightforward for our doctors and administrators. Reminders will take the form of a simple email, containing a link to create an appraisal or access their current one.
At SARD we practice Test Driven Development. If you are a software developer, you probably know what this is; if you are not, you almost certainly do not. But perhaps you should know, because it is an important idea that is becoming more and more relevant to all our lives. It has been said that TDD is as significant to software development as
When I was at university I wrote essays. I wanted to be able to write them more quickly so I learned to touch-type, using the awesome typeonline site. My favourite part was the speed test - I found it addictive. My tendency was always to try and go as quickly as I could because that was what I wanted to achieve, but I also wanted 100% accuracy, so I would correct any mistakes I made as I went along.
Our mission at SARD JV is to develop solutions that really help our users, so understanding our users is central to what we do. As a way of boosting this, last Thursday we held the inaugural SARD User Group Event in our new office. It was a day of discussion and feedback from some of our key users, and also an opportunity for us to present some new features and products that we are currently developing.