WINNER Herculean Medical Bank Transformation During One Of The Biggest NHS Trust Mergers: Locum’s Nest and Mid and South Essex FT

Three hospitals merged in early 2020 to become Mid and South Essex NHS FT (MSE), one of the largest trusts in the country. MSE offers a county-wide plastics, head and neck, and upper gastrointestinal surgical centre to a population of 3.4 million and is home to the world-renowned supra-regional burns service at the St Andrew’s Centre, serving a population of 9.8 million. MSE’s challenge was to create a collaborative bank across three previously independent trusts. Locum’s Nest collaborated with MSE to provide tailored tech-supported solutions to improve service delivery and patient outcomes. The judges said the tech solution had clear evidence of improvements to service delivery and patient care, and the financial benefits were evident.

Highly commended:

  • Value-Based Healthcare: Best Practice Intervention to Reduce Surgical Site Infection Post Caesarean Section: Essity in Partnership with Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust


  • Banishing The Bleep Out Of Hours - Saving 91 Minutes of Clinical Time Per Person Per Shift: Infinity Health and Somerset FT

  • How To Unlock Long-Term Workforce Benefits by Implementing Advanced Collaborative Practices: Locum’s Nest and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals FT

  • How Achieving Organisational-Wide Transparency and Collaboration via Tech-Enabled Workforce Solutions Can Improve Service Delivery and Patient Care: Locum’s Nest and North Middlesex University Hospital Trust

  • Outpatient Recovery and Transformation Through New Models of Care: Medefer and Isle of Wight Trust

  • Transforming the Delivery of Endoscopy Services in North Cumbria: Remedy Healthcare Solutions and North Cumbria Integrated Care FT

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