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Our app helps fill the locum gap for GP practices – and is now even easier to procure

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit is delighted to have won a place on NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Framework for Digital Solutions for Sessional Clinical Capacity in Primary Care. This enables us to easily offer our digital Find me a Locum solution to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across England and help relieve capacity pressures for practices.

Find me a Locum has been co-developed with partner GP Federations – people at the sharp end of general practice. This keeps costs low, delivering great value. Tried and tested, it is already helping practices to find locums quickly, securely and at low cost, making significant savings on agency fees.

Access to Find me a Locum is through a straightforward annual subscription per practice. It delivers a return on investment for the price of just four locum agency fees.

Find me… provides fast, efficient, high quality ‘pairing’ between practice vacancies and locums. It is accessible 24/7 by a website and easily downloadable app.

It facilitates payments by providing tools to practices and locums to manage the invoicing process, end-to-end. Practices retain full control and benefit from support of a dedicated account manager and service desk.

Other benefits for practices include:
• quick and easy digital advertising of slots to a wide audience
• assurance that locums are accredited and registered (with evidence for CQC)
• automatic validation of locums against national performers list and GMC register
• training and awareness-raising to encourage clinical and managerial uptake and ongoing use
• regular system updates and enhancements.

Staffordshire practice manager, Kirsty Moore, said: “Find me a Locum has taken the stress out of finding GP Locums. It’s made it easy to fill our locum sessions quickly, with experienced, knowledgeable, reliable clinicians. I highly recommend this fabulous resource to practices.”

Designed originally for use with GP locums, the solution can easily be expanded for other staff groups, for example nurses.

Details of the ordering process have been disseminated to CCGs by NHSE.

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