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We are pleased to confirm that 29 stations, spread across all areas of the Trust, have now gone live with the new BBR rotas.  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our working party representatives, employees, and managers within these areas for getting to this point. The next set of Go Live dates will take place during January 2020 (primarily the 6th and 20th January). For stations going live during January, you can expect to see your new rota uploaded onto GRS and be in receipt of your 30 day notification letters within the next few weeks.

Please remember the go live date for each station will vary and is indicated within the 30 Day Notification of Change Letter. If you are unsure of your own rota go live date then please contact your AGM.

Trust Relief Policy

It has come to our attention that some employees may have concerns in circumstances when the planning regarding relief elements is not as they expected it to be under the Trust Relief Policy either within their rotas or whilst working on a relief team. 

Please can we ask if any employees have any concerns regarding the relief planning either within their rota or whilst working on a relief team to contact their local management team and/or their planners in the first instance to try and resolve their concerns.  If this does not result in the matter being resolved then please do email your concerns together with any actions already taken and with whom you have raised them to the rota mailbox for BBR –

Additional information and support available

If you require any other information please feel free to check out our useful BBR pages on EAST24 or please feel free to contact the team at

Published 28th November 2019