In line with the NHSI People Plan, Trusts are keen to develop collaborative banks with other local Trusts, increasing the potential number of shifts to those working flexibly. With limited internal resource, or established technology or processes available, progress has been slow in many instances.
Care1Bank - The Answer
Care1Bank includes 5 NHS Trusts, from across 3 STPs, all of which were existing MV clients of our sister company, Holt Doctors. The Trusts were keen to work with us to develop a Collaborative Bank that could sit alongside their existing local bank and agency solutions – providing an end to end approach – managed by Agile Workforce on their behalf.
The Trusts were already familiar with our IT booking platform, LMS, and were confident in the extensive medical recruitment experience of our team to help develop and build Care1Bank - and were recently joined by a 6th trust United Lincolnshire.
Through extensive collaboration across all stakeholders, a truly ground-breaking Collaborative Bank has been developed – with enhanced IT functionality, a self-fill APP, and an experienced, full-service team supporting its success.
- Fully managed on-boarding, registration, compliance and booking processes
- Proactive, experienced team working hard to book candidates – 24/7 support
- Effective marketing and communications support to grow the Bank
- Registration website, and Care1Bank branded mobile APP
- A compliance passport, and approval processes
- Market leading IT system – control over rates, automated processes, electronic timesheets
- Detailed MI. NHSI and other reporting – full visibility from bank to regional bank to agency
- Advanced APP technology – easy for doctors, self-fill, matching, digest/push notifications
- Weekly payments
- Expand pool of available Bank candidates
- Allow candidates from outside Trusts to register
- Provide flexible working options
- Reduce reliance on agencies
- Access valuable MI and data
- Assured financial and time savings
It is notable that Care1Bank started from zero in terms of registered bank candidates – needing to build a brand new database of candidates, without the use of auto-enrolment – making these results even more impressive.
Care1Bank is the best thing to have happened to Medical Staffing at Barnsley – it has given us access to a much wider group of regional doctors who pick up a variety of full time and part time positions. Max Cannon - Medical Workforce Rota Manager - Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust
Joining Care1Bank has been one of the best decisions I have made in the last year. I can not ask for more, great service. Dr Ifedayo – Doctor working through Care1Bank March 2019
Excellent Experience. Co-oporative , friendly and professional behaviour by Care1Bank Staff. No chasing up of Payments and no delay in payments either. I would highly recommend working with Care1Bank. Dr Kahn - Doctor working through Care1Bank March 2019