Innovative Tech Start-Up offers NHS £250m Savings Through Cutting Out Expensive Agencies

Innovative Tech Start-Up offers NHS £250m Savings Through Cutting Out Expensive Agencies

The NHS is facing further budget cuts, placing additional pressure on staff and resources. But the launch of exciting, innovative app Gogoflo could save the healthcare service over £250 million every year. Through providing health organisations, including private providers, with a convenient, cost effective solution to connect with temporary workers on demand, Gogoflo is filling a vital gap in the market.

When wards or departments within healthcare face a staff shortage they typically first turn to their own internal staff bank before contacting a costly agency. The slow, labour intensive, outdated way that agencies are run means that organisations can end up paying out more than double the salary that workers get paid for every shift filled. The NHS is paying for this locum model that hasn’t kept with the times to the tune of £3.7 billion every year.

Gogoflo is about to change that. Health organisations simply need to fill in the details of the shifts they have open, even last-minute postings, and it’ll instantly be viewable by thousands of qualified nurses, doctors, GPs, AHPs, and Pharmacists. With the ability to accept shifts at just the touch of a button, healthcare organisations can make huge savings. The streamlined, forward thinking approach of the Gogoflo app means that margins are low and these savings are passed on to users, both organisations and professionals.

Shane O’Neill, Co-founder and Operations Director of Gogoflo, said, “I’ve seen first-hand that healthcare organisations are at breaking point. The number of hospital admissions are ever increasing and wards often struggle to meet safe staffing levels. In most cases, hospitals have become reliant on temporary healthcare professionals, who are booked through locum agencies. The outdated agency methods of placing workers into shifts, has made the entire process time consuming and very expensive.

“App technology and temporary healthcare provision was a realistic partnership. If you can order a taxi or arrange a weekend away at the click of a button, healthcare organisations should be able to instantly book a professional for their shift and at a rate that suits them. Finding the solution was the reason we developed Gogoflo.”

From the perspective of a professional healthcare worker, Gogoflo is the obvious choice. The intuitive app puts the power in their hands. With the ability to list specialist skills and qualifications and accrue valuable feedback, they have the flexibility and freedom to set their own hours and rate of pay without having to constantly call their agency to see what’s available.

Through considering the demands and challenges of both healthcare organisations and professionals, Gogoflo has created a slick app that could revolutionise temporary staffing.

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