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London team demystify Workstructures

The ESR Regional Team in London recently held a Webinar to try and shed some light on Workstructures.  Workstructures are an essential part of ESR, but often, the significance is not fully appreciated.


Workstructures form the backbone of the entire ESR system, and it’s absolutely vital that they accurately reflect the structure of the organisation, as an incorrect workstructure can negatively impact so many areas of ESR, such as Finance & Establishment Control, Self Service, Recruitment and Reporting; creating un-necessary additional work.

Creating and amending a Workstructure can seem daunting at first, so the aim of the webinar was to provide a thorough understanding of how it works, and help the attendees to better understand why things need to be done a certain way.

The webinar was run by Helen Casey and Diya Aswani, the NHS ESR Functional Account Managers in London, and was open to attendees from across the country - with 55 people attending the hour-long session.

Helen and Diya covered the basics of setting up a Workstructure; from creating cost codes, organisation levels and locations to the full set up of positions, including specific reference to Doctors in Training.

As well as the basics, the session also covered the various naming conventions, coding requirements and other small, but important, details that need to be understood for a successful organisation structure in ESR.

Thank you so much. The webinar was very informative and very helpful. Thank you both for your efforts and hard work with the presentation.

Hasibah Akhram from North East London Foundation Trust

We are pleased that the webinar has proven to be popular and helpful. The ESR team has scheduled the webinar to be repeated on 20th April 2021 – registration details will be available via the ESR Hub events calendar shortly, and users with the appropriate URPs from all regions are welcome.

For more information about Workstructures please visit the ESR User Manual via the ESR Hub or by contacting your NHS ESR Functional Account Manager for guidance and support.



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