Electronic Staff Record Programme

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.

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

Establishment Control supports local Recruitment Strategies

“ESR reports have enabled us to identify our vacancy position and allow us to report on our vacancies in a timely & efficient manner to the Board.  Using ESR Establishment Control has helped us to develop our recruitment strategy, especially in nursing recruitment which has our highest vacancy levels.  By introducing ESR Establishment Control we have reinforced our working relationship with our Finance colleagues; working together to streamline the process as much as possible”.

Mandy Jefferson  
ESR Lead & Workforce Information 
Morecambe Bay University Hospitals NHS Trust 

Appraisals using ESR is easy

"It was very important to us to implement a Performance Appraisal Review System that was easy for staff to interact with and was configurable so that we didn’t have to change our current processes. We have achieved this with the implementation of online Appraisal functionality through ESR Self Service, feedback from staff has been fantastic".

Louise Bodsworth
Workforce Systems Manager
NHS England 

Online Payslips can save you money

"We’ve recently moved to online payslips across the organisation so the launch of the enhanced user experience via the portal has been hugely helpful to us. We really like that we have some local control over the content on the portal and the feedback from staff has been positive. The fact that staff can see all of their data (payslips, absence, TRS and training) in one place on a mobile device is hugely helpful in the modern NHS! In addition, the moving to online payslips has released efficiencies within the organisation; thus ensuring as many resources as possible are diverted towards frontline patient care”

Stuart Middleton
Head of Human Resources 
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust