Locum’s Nest is the UK’s leading app that 30,000 clinicians use to offer their additional services to the NHS during covid-19.
We, alongside Microsoft, were among the first to completely unlock our platform, giving the NHS free access to our tools.
We have now released our covid-19 Workforce Intelligence Navigator (WIN), allowing NHS organisations to better predict their workforce needs in the coming weeks and months, and enabling them to have the appropriate clinical cover already in place when required.
For the first time, we are triangulating our own user data with government released covid-19 cases across the UK, and publicly available ICU data, allowing us to help NHS trusts and hospitals manage their workforce more effectively by matching demand and supply - a critical need during a pandemic scenario.
So, in any NHS trust in the UK, you’ll be able to anticipate the number of clinicians you’ll need and when you’ll need them, as the pandemic passes through your geography, allowing much better planning, much better provision of services and, naturally, much better patient care.
Alongside the dashboard, the Locum’s Nest Digital Passport which is being used across the country has evolved to accommodate for covid-19 self-isolation reporting which will allow NHS organisations to better plan for the increased levels of sickness across the country.
Co-founder Nicholas Andreou says, “As we understand it, no-one else is triangulating infection cases, shift vacancies and the supply of doctors; We think this is an intelligent use of data and allows for far better workforce planning.
“It’s clear that the virus emerges after 10-14 days incubation, and most trusts now have an idea of percentages requiring ICU support; so, understanding the full picture of where you are now allows you to understand your need in 10-14 days time, which could be crucial as we try to save as many lives as possible.”