The success of the collaborative bank has been in the delivery of the ‘concept’. Liaison Workforce spoke with trusts to dispel some of the ‘myths’ around readiness to join a collaborative bank and the benefits of joining a TempRE bank. These included:
Provided training to system users and also to all the trusts who formed part of the pilot. Some trusts chose to upload the shifts directly onto the system whilst others used Liaison Workforce to do this task for them.
Joint processes, technology and governance, saving costs to reinvest in care.
Reduction in reliance on agencies, and more familiarity in temporary staff leading to improved staff experience resulting in higher morale and retention.
Greater use of rostering data and analysis to know ‘who works where’, Increased pool of staff and specialisms to meet demand across sites and bargain with suppliers.
Quality improvement and patient safety.
Doctors working through Flexishift paid weekly for shifts worked, run by Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust.
Started a six-month pilot with five trusts.
Three months into the pilot and 344 doctors registered on the bank.
Mobile TempRE App went live allowing doctors to book shifts on the go.
570 doctors registered on the bank across 34 specialties. An additional mental health trust and another acute trust join the bank.
Head of Human Resources, Lead Employer Trust, Health Education England North East.
North East and North Cumbria
Reduce reliance on agency locum workers
Flexishift’ collaborative bank