This document describes the major changes to the
Out of Hours booking system since the release dated 23rd March 2006. Several new
facilities are introduced on the 23rd November and the system now includes a
roll-up of changes made since the last major release.
A new facility exists whereby a user can be assigned a
particular capability. This capability can be used to allow that set of users to
book a particular type of shift. For instance, a weekend AM shift may be
considered inappropriate for an less experienced GP, so the system can be set to
only allow GP's with the "Experience" capability to book such a
The user capabilities is also used to assign Nurse Practitioner to
Nurses, and Training GP to GP's.
Capabilities need to be set up in the
system parameters; if you wish to use this facility, please contact Harris
Retail Services to have the facility enabled.
Enhancements to Registrar Bookings
User capabilities can be
used to mark a Registrar as a
second year registrar. When used in this way, the system can be made to stop two
first year registrars booking into a shift at the same time. The system will
allow a first year and a second year registrar, or two second year registrars,
but not two first year registrars.
SMS Test messages are now logged to an SMS log, where administrators can review
previously sent messages and check the status of sent messages.
message does not show a status of "delivered" this does not
necessarily mean that the message was not delivered; it means that we have not
been notified of a delivery. However a status of "Failed" does mean
that there was a problem with the delivery. In such cases it is worth checking
that the correct mobile number has been entered to the users details.
User Calendar for Fixed Booking
The holiday calendar can be used
to block the fixed booking system from booking "fixed" shifts when the
fixed shifts are released for periods that the "fixed" shift GP has
informed you that they are on holiday.
The holidays must still be managed
by the administrators, but the system is designed to reduce the amount of
"post release" editing that may be required.
A new facility has been added to the shift editing
system, whereby a
rate for a shift can be designated as the payment for the whole shift rather
than an hourly rate. By ticking the box "Shift Rate", the rate is used
as a payment for the whole shift.
Adobe Portable Document Format
Many reports now have the option of being produced in PDF
format - which makes them inherently printer friendly. Administrators can also
print out a rota in PDF format (a new link is now available next to the
"Printer Friendly" link to produce PDF format).
SQL Saving and Reloading of Reports
SQL has been enhanced to
allow the saving
and reloading of reports (as well as the ability to produce reports in PDF
format). A few reports have also been added to you system such as a contact
Monthly Costs Report
The Monthly Costs Report can be
used to produce a summary of Fees, Adjustments and Registrar Fees for a past
month. The report breaks down the costs by shift and sub-totals by
The report splits totals by superannuable fees and non
superannuable fees and is provided in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) or in
CSV format for download.
The Holiday Report is used to produce a list of holidays booked on the system
for a particular month or range of months. The listing is ordered by user and
lists their holidays in chronological order.
Output it to a PDF report file or to a CSV file download.