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CCS Case Study update - Over £800,000 saved at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust

Posted on 10 June 2014

Holt Doctors is delighted to announce that its managed service agreement at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust has helped the Trust save over £800,000 on its expenditure on medical locums in the first year of the contract (February 2014).

Selected for a special case study by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the report itself was written back in December 2013 with figures based on projected spend, however, we’re pleased to confirm that the savings made by the Trust were even higher than forecasted.
 
Holt Doctors is one of the few locum agencies operating multiple managed service contracts and Tier 1 supplier agreements (sole and multi). The CCS case study focuses on how we worked closely with the Trust to exceed their objectives (initially a savings target of £400,000 was set), implemented the managed service agreement within only 6 weeks and achieved high fill rates - between 85-95% of all shifts month on month.
 
The idustry leading web based recruitment platform LMS from Holt Doctors was central to the success of the managed service agreement, not only substantially reducing the workload in the medical staffing department, reducing agency calls and administrative work, but also by ensuring that breaks were automatically deducted (previously this had been difficult to manage).  LMS also enabled theTrust to better monitor the savings made by providing a range of management information reports, including costs against historic data using previous rates provided by the Trust.
 
Lee Tarren, Medical Staffing Manager at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust, commented:
 
"Using Holt Doctors as our Master Vendor has helped us in working towards achieving sizeable reductions in the annual spend of hiring locum medical staff. Their simple to use Locum Management System (LMS) is flexible and adaptable to the needs of the hospital while Holt’s friendly and professional team work in Partnership with our Trust's internal divisions to ensure temporary agency staff at affordable rates while still offering quality, sustainability and other soft savings."

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