Northern Lincolnshire and Goole selects Malinko’s clinical e-scheduling software for five-year deal
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) has selected Malinko to support their community healthcare teams with clinical e-scheduling software, agreeing a five-year contract for 250 community users following a competitive procurement exercise.
Complementing their Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system, SystmOne, Malinko will safely assign caseloads and intelligently schedule patient care by matching clinical availability and skills to patient needs. NLAG’s senior clinicians and managers will have full, real-time visibility of their distributed community workforce (capacity) and patient needs (demand), enabling them to efficiently manage capacity and demand across their teams.
Community-based clinicians benefit from optimised schedules with protected breaks, intelligent route mapping and lone-working safety features via Malinko’s mobile app.
Evidencing capacity and demand in community
Helen Turner, Head of Nursing for Community and Therapy Division at NLAG said, “Malinko is a game-changer for us. We weren’t able to evidence capacity and demand with our EPR and Malinko bridges this gap. The auto-scheduling functionality will save senior nurses roughly two hours a day across the teams, and the data collected via community clinicians’ mobile app will help us accurately report on changes in service demand, giving us the detailed information required to plan our community workforce effectively and meet the unique needs of our communities.
Rob McGovern, Co-founder of Malinko, said, “We’re delighted to support NLAG with their ambition to deliver more outstanding clinical care in their neighbourhoods. As the need to safely move more clinical services out of our hospitals and into the community grows, Malinko is now helping 18 NHS organisations and two local authorities join up services, reduce clinical risk and deliver safer, better care for their patients in their home or care home setting.
“At Malinko, we believe it’s a privilege to serve the NHS. Malinko was born out of the NHS and we are proud to have community clinicians and administrative staff as part of our team which helps keep the NHS’s voice at the heart of everything we do. We look forward to supporting NLAG in creating positive change for their community services professionals and patients in Northern Lincolnshire and Goole.”