Accounting for nearly two thirds of the annual NHS budget, staffing is by far the largest single cost in healthcare. Better use of substantive and bank employees, while cutting the cost of agency workers has the potential to deliver huge savings to trusts. State of the art management information is vital in achieving this strategic objective and this is what HCL Clarity can provide.HCL Clarity is our modular workforce management solution, designed specifically to meet the needs of the NHS and the healthcare market. Trusts can schedule their workforce efficiently, identify skill gaps and respond quickly to demand by fingertip management of the resourcing process. By harnessing HCL Clarity’s user-friendly technology and being better informed about the dynamics of a workforce, trusts can reduce agency and bank spend, achieve back office efficiency savings and make sound decisions about the future workforce.
Simply put, trusts can deliver better patient care at a lower cost.
“We are now using the HCL Clarity system and we are pleased to say it is working very well. More than anything it is giving us real time data and a ‘grip’ on invoicing and charges. Already we have seen competitive prices offered for the same shift and we are starting to get more choice about who we can use to fill our posts. We are getting doctors with good experience who have previously not worked here but are available for longer contracts and our in-house bank is growing steadily.”
Bev Edgar, Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust