Locum’s Nest

NHS problem

With over 100,000 vacancies in the NHS workforce, the convoluted process of sourcing, recruiting and retaining qualified temporary workers – that has become essential to the provision of safe and effective frontline care, was mostly relying on costly recruitment agencies.

The solution

Locum’s Nest, the workforce technology company listed in The Telegraph’s “Top 5 ideas to save the NHS” is on a mission to solve the NHS staffing puzzle through all NHS staff groups. Our multi-product platform’s aims to unlock the market’s potential for tech-led workforce management across the NHS.

Our flagship product Locum’s Nest Match, connects 30,000+ healthcare professionals to vacant work in nearly 40 NHS Trust and hundreds of GP practices. The technology effectively digitises hospital staff banks for a much more efficient matching of vacant shifts to qualified professionals. Locum’s Nest Match has grown in popularity over the past four years, matching nearly 1 million healthcare professionals to vacant NHS shifts, saving our health service millions of pounds in the process.

Designed during the pandemic Locum’s Nest Rota, the e-rostering service vouching for clinicians’ wellbeing was built for medics, by medics. It aims to foster equality among doctors with unique feature such as swapping shifts and requesting joint-leave with partners. Our fully-fledged solution auto-rosters using an embedded rule-based system compliant with NHS Improvement and NHS England to make sure the rosters created are fair and dynamic to accommodate for medics and their ways of working.