The Trust made it clear from the start that they were determined to achieve four ambitious objectives:
Managers knew success would rely on complete buy-in from all stakeholders within the Trust adhering to a new informed hard-line approach to working with agencies.
Provided full training to all system users involved in the pilot. Liaison was available to upload the shifts directly onto the system where users chose not to do so directly.
Investment in face-to-face communication to ensure staff understood how TempRE could save the Trust money, as a result internalstakeholders were committed from the outset.
Infrastructure and support to centralise and manage bookings. Joining the Trust’s processes with Liaison Workforce’s technology to give greater governance on worker spend.
Liaison Workforce’s agency specialist ensured Trust secured agency agreement to a policy of agency sourced employment ‘within cap rate’ bookings only.
Streamlined processes around the
new systems. Greater visibility to
benchmarking data to achieve rates which
are regularly the lowest paid by any trust.
June 2018: £464,577 savings over 18 months achieved as well as:
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Managing agency locum bookings and keeping rates under NHS Improvement rate cap levels