Electronic Staff Record

The essential Workforce Management solution for the NHS

HR Functionality Shaping A Dynamic Health Service

As the workforce solution for the NHS, ESR supports the delivery of national workforce policy and strategy.  It provides NHS organisations with a range of tools that facilitate effective workforce management and planning; thereby enabling improved quality, improved efficiency and improved patient safety.

The comprehensive suite of workforce management functionality within ESR is exclusive to managers and employees within the NHS in England and Wales.

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Key Benefits


Self Service gives your employees control of their information


Access ESR on any device anywhere in the UK


Maintaining compliance and registration is easy via the ESR Portal 

What our users say about ESR

Essential HR solution

“The ESR BI tool is exceptional and the most advanced tool I have used as an HR Professional.  Data tables and graphs can be exported into various applications which can simply be placed in a workforce report, or data can be manipulated to provide further bespoke analysis.  The estimated cost of absence is an additional valuable element, among many others. The functionality allows finite analysis for meaningful interpretation.  The BI tool has provided efficiencies in production of reports and improvements in the data provided and feedback from customers who we provide with workforce reports has been excellent.  I would definitely recommend this product.”

Sonia Weavers  
HR Business Partner
NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

A valuable tool for managers

“Self Service is a valuable tool for our employees and managers.  It gives greater visibility of staff data in real time at the click of a button.  It provides managers with an end to end solution for managing employee information from new starters, staff changes, absence management and ending employment all in one system without the need to complete any paper based forms”. 

Lindsey Smith
Workforce Information, Employee Services
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

The total package

“As a Trust we do the majority of our mandatory training via e-Learning and ESR Learning Management is the perfect platform.  It updates employee records automatically and the competency data is portable via the IAT function, therefore it’s not necessary for new employees to redo training when they join our Trust. ESR Learning Management assists our L&D administrators to manage their courses effectively, from sending out automated joining instructions, scheduling signing sheets, highlighting low numbers and more.  Other L&D departments should really look at what ESR Learning Management offers, it’s the total package and it works for us”.

Debra Robinson
Compliance Manager & OLM Lead
Worcester Health & Care NHS Trust