HCL Clarity Enables 15% Agency Savings in Year One

HCL plc., the largest provider of temporary healthcare professionals to the National Health Service, has launched its managed workforce solution HCL Clarity.
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May 28, 2012 - PRLog -- HCL has collaborated with healthcare technology partner Skillstream to develop this cutting edge platform with real-time management information that enables Trusts to reduce agency spend through transparency, authorisation and planning.

It is the result of a significant investment by HCL and was developed with the guidance and support of a large London acute Trust which achieved £2m savings within its first eight months of use. HCL Clarity sits on top of Trust’s internal systems and saves money by ensuring quality and compliance while requiring no investment from the NHS by operating as a gain share agreement.

"Within the NHS there are inevitable unpredictable fluctuations in demand for  and the modern workforce needs to be able to be flexible enough to accommodate this," comments Stephen Burke, Chief Executive Officer, HCL Workforce Solutions.

While few Trusts are able to fill the gaps by using bank staff, agency staffing solutions continue to be integral to delivering the best possible patient care. HCL Clarity is such a solution and enables reduced agency spend in excess of 15 per cent within the first year, while ensuring the continuity of high quality, safe patient care. Aligned with QIPP targets, HCL Clarity is able to save the NHS a massive £1.2bn, a five per cent contribution to the overall NHS savings target.

"As well as the obvious cost-savings the Trust is enjoying, a fully managed service allows it to interface its own bank management system so that bank availability is always the default  position," said Adrian Newman,  the Project Manager who helped implement HCL Clarity in an Acute London Trust. "This is where this system really comes into its own. Most Trusts have invested heavily in establishing their own banks – in terms of time, effort and finances – and don’t want to lose this resource and investment. Skillstream takes this investment and maximises its potential by absorbing it into a holistic platform."

"One of the main barriers to getting on top of the substantive/flexible workforce balance in the NHS is lack of knowledge around where and when gaps in workforce are likely to arise” adds Stephen Burke. “Users of HCL Clarity can be confident that temporary staff are fully compliant, risk is managed and payments through PAYE and limited companies identified and processed."

Please see http://www.hclclarity.com/ for further information.
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