The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and HCL Clarity partnership has helped to enable safe, efficient working and encouraged sensible spending. This has been achieved by transforming a Trust from one that was booking agency doctors at a localised level using labour-intensive processes to a trust operating standardised practices supported by back office automation and control.
The internal bank was successfully built up from approximately 30 to over 627 fully compliant doctors, who are prioritised in the recruitment process before cascade to agency, saving an excess of £300k per annum on agency spend.
Within the first year, the following efficiencies were achieved:
Reduced agency spend:
Real-time, accurate reporting of contingent staff requirements allowing optimised workforce planning:
Streamlined Preferred Supplier List:
The powerful management information provided by HCL Clarity’s technology of choice will also enable further financial savings, as the Trust can now make informed decisions about their supply chain and future workforce; ultimately as more medical resources are freed up, Trust staff will be able to provide an even higher standard of patient care.