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Important: upcoming ESR downtime

Please be advised that the following ESR Downtime is scheduled during December 2017 & January 2018.

Start Date:    12pm on Wednesday 27 December 2017

End Date:     8am on Tuesday 2 January 2018

ESR Release 37 is scheduled for deployment at the end of December 2017. This is a major upgrade to the system but it will require an extended period of system downtime. This will mean that between 12pm on Wednesday 27 December 2017 until 8am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 staff will be unable to access ESR at all, this includes eLearning.

Please ensure that this downtime is taken into consideration when planning work that requires ESR access e.g. ensure any amendments, absence, terminations etc. are, if possible input to the system prior to the downtime so that employee pay is not affected.  Also please be aware that as eLearning will not be available it would also be beneficial to complete this prior to the downtime too.

A separate communication is being sent to managers and bank workers regarding the impact this will have on weekly pay during this period.

If you have any queries please contact: DCHST.ESR@nhs.net