United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) are one of the largest acute hospitals in the UK, serving a population of over 720,000 people. The Trust recently joined Care1Bank, a collaborative bank, set up by 5 NHS Trusts across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in 2018.
Care1Bank was developed by the NHS for the NHS - It is the largest of its kind to be launched in the UK and is a pioneering project which aims to reduce the reliance on agency locums in the region, speed up the recruitment process to fill temporary vacancies and improve patient safety for medical locums.
ULHT made a significant saving of over £16,000 in the first week alone, they also benefit from access to an ever-increasing bank of doctors able to fill part-time and full-time locum roles.
Agile Workforce Solutions (Agile), a leading IT recruitment platform for the healthcare sector, developed Care1Bank with the original Trusts. Agile manage the regional bank on behalf of all 6 NHS Trusts - helping to achieve an average of 24% savings against agency spend. They also provide 24/7 support to both doctors and the Trusts.
Our Collaborative Bank allows Trusts complete flexibility, whether choosing to retain their own local bank or electing to use LMS and Agile for a fully managed end to end service. Our experienced team at Agile advise on the best solution for each Trust.
Agile managed the implementation of Care1Bank at ULHT, ensuring a quick, seamless launch with no disruption to the Trust’s own medical staffing team. Agile provided ongoing support to help facilitate the onboarding process - they handled all the compliance checks along with the bookings of doctors. With Care1Bank’s simple registration process, it doesn’t take long to join.
Now in place for over 18 months, the regional bank has gained significant support from doctors working within the Trusts as well as further afield – with almost 50% of new registrations from outside of the Trusts.
For their end to end booking process, all 6 Trusts utilise one system called LMS - with doctors accessing shifts via an easy to use APP. With the value-added benefit of a fully managed service, each Trust has access to valuable MI, data and control over their spend, rates and compliance.
ULHT is joining Care1Bank with the other partnered NHS Trusts such as Doncaster and Bassetlaw, Chesterfield Royal, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole, Barnsley Hospital and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
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