NHS reaches one million ERS users

Oracle has announced that the NHS is one of the biggest users of its human resources management with one million live users now using the NHS's Electronic Record Staff (ERS) system.

The vendor said that since its inception in 2001, the project team has focused on delivering a complete workforce management system that offers real-time reporting capabilities for monitoring and managing workforce costs.

ESR has also enabled the nationwide integration of data and process from different NHS IT systems.

"We are delighted to have reached the one million user mark because it really demonstrates how technology can be used to bring about cost efficiencies and service improvements in the public sector," said Simon Willcock, NHS ESR Programme Director

In the future, ESR will be adopted by more than 600 organizations within the NHS, covering seven percent of the working population throughout England and Wales.

It will replace 28 core payroll systems and 67 legacy human resource systems for the NHS once fully implemented.

"We are pleased with our leadership role in collaborating with the NHS and Oracle and our ability to take advantage of best practices in developing and implementing this Oracle-based solution," said Charmaine McDonald, managing director of McKesson, who implemented the system.