We worked together to build the software using agile methods tailored to the needs of this project, prioritising work and delivering useable features as needs arise. The project is a huge one, and requires collaboration across many organisational levels of the NHS, as well as our company and the clients’.
Together we built a web application which offers a new approach to staff resourcing. The system allows the NHS’ workforce planning team to communicate en-masse with staff members, showing available shifts to a pre-vetted list of employees and allowing staff to respond on a first-come-first-served basis.
This approach cuts out much of the time required to manually communicate with each staff member and reduces the need for the trust to use external staffing agencies, which generally have much higher costs than internal shift-filling, saving large amounts of money.