LocumServe helps redefine the healthcare professions’ supply chain to deliver NHS trusts and private health organisations throughout the UK cost savings, quality improvements and productivity solutions.
How it’s currently being done
The traditional model of locum staffing agency supply is inefficient and can require that your medical staffing, clinical departments finance and procurement functions deal with multiple locum agency suppliers, each with a separate contract and billing arrangement, via email and across proprietary recruitment portals. As a result, the scope for error, duplication and inefficiencies is considerable, but through no fault of your own.
The existing business model of locum staffing agency supply requires that your medical staffing, clinical departments, finance, procurement and human resources functions deal with multiple locum agency suppliers, each with a separate contract and billing arrangement, via email and across various proprietary recruitment portals although this is under current review we believe that total neutrality for this Trust and with added benefit of Trust Hub Pilot approach would offer the highest visibility , control , compliance and most importantly cost efficiencies .
This current business model utilised introduces considerable scope for error, duplication and inefficiencies. Adding to the complexity and costs is the additional VAT bill you’ve faced since the removal of the VAT hire concession in April 2009.
The LocumServe way
LocumServe offers an innovative and unique approach to fulfilling contingent staffing and healthcare professional needs, whilst simultaneously delivering your organisation cost savings, quality enhancements and service improvements. We have redefined the locum supply chain so that your healthcare service provision is managed by a neutral vendor (NL Managed Services), provisioned via a clinician-oriented, secure web-based RPO platform and delivered by a partnership practice of healthcare professionals.
Our neutral vendor-managed service consolidates your existing secondary locum agency supply chain to deliver you a single communication channel, simplified billing and optimised rates within NHS framework agreements. Our cloud-based managed service system streamlines agency supplier management, candidate search, and shift booking and confirmation by providing a single configurable communication interface.
Our unique delivery
Underpinning our unique supply chain and business model is our secure web-based RPO vendor management platform. The system’s capabilities introduce a huge range of benefits to your clinical departments, medical staffing, finance and procurement function and human resources team, here’s a few of the features available:
- 24/7 booking service supported by 24/7 telephone support
- 30 second job creation
- Upfront anticipated job costing
- 2 tier job authorisation
- Fully automated distribution to panel agencies
- Controlled rate and VBL management in line with framework contracts
- Enforced compliance rules & secure document exchange
- 1 click booking
- Online electronic timesheets
- Consolidated invoicing from NLMS
- Real-time reporting throughout the entire system
Alongside the benefits the system itself can deliver, your trust benefits from using our platform as a software-as-a-Service (SaaS) structure. This means that the initial investment in IT resources to adopt LocumServe® is minimised: all your potential users / workers can utilise existing IT hardware because all they require is access to an internet-enabled PC, laptop or mobile device running a modern web browser.