North Central London STP implements the capital’s largest medical collaborative staff bank
North Central London STP is implementing a cloud-based collaborative bank solution to share individual medical bank pools across 10 trusts which will allow hospitals to access a larger bank.
There is a collective commitment across the North Central London (NCL) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) to challenge workforce inefficiencies via collaboration to maximise capacity and improve patient care with the ultimate goal to take forward key high impact workforce priorities:
1. Increase staff capacity to tackle the covid-19 backlog and reduce waiting list
2. Use a Digital Passport to allow seamless movement of doctors and reduce admin paperwork
3. Offer flexible working options to improve staff wellbeing
As a response, NCL STP is implementing a cloud-based collaborative bank solution to share individual medical bank pools across 10 trusts which will allow hospitals to access a larger bank and fill more gaps in their rotas and rosters. The digital solution, enabled by Locum’s Nest, will provide an extra layer of cascade for bank shifts, whereby if an individual trust is unable to fill a shift with their own bank staff they can cascade this to the shared collaborative bank (via the cloud) and book workers from other trusts’ bank pool.
Dr Ahmed Shahrabani, Co-Founder of Locum’s Nest said: “We are proud to be an alumnus company of DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator – the programme provided us with opportunities to connect with industry experts as well as other health tech innovators, which in turn, helped improve our offering to the NHS. We are very excited to enable a Collaborative staff bank across the 10 trusts part of the NCL ICS – it will not only help share resources seamlessly across trusts but will also help grow their staff bank by attracting clinicians across the region.”
Locum’s Nest is an alumnus of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme.
The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is a collaborative programme funded by London’s three Academic Health Science Networks – UCL Partners, Imperial College Health Partners, and the Health Innovation Network, MedCity, CW+ and receives match funding from the European Regional Development Fund.