Matthew Parsons
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

OmniRota is brilliant. What's very popular is being able to send it to people's phones. That's pretty cool.

Why he took the plunge with a computerised rota system?

Matthew Parsons, Consultant at Birmingham Women's NHS Trust Foundation, uses OmniRota for the on call rota for 24 consultants within the Department of Gynaecology, Urogynaecology and Obstetrics, a small, highly specialised trust. Here the rota complexity is driven from the different specialisms of the consultants and different working arrangements (fixed days and amount of on call).


Matthew moved from using Excel 3 or 4 years ago when there were fewer doctors. It was becoming time-consuming as he sought to give a fair proportion of on call to everyone and it was "inaccurate". He believes that he now couldn't do it manually, or if he did, it would give him a migraine!

"If I have a query, the guys get straight back to you. They provide great support. They fix it for you and also explain what was going wrong so that you can do it for yourself next time. That's pretty good.”