August 18, 2022
Staff sharing app now live in Network 4 PCN
The collaborative bank project has entered an exciting new phase, as Network 4 becomes the first Primary Care Network (PCN) in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) to use the Ryalto staff sharing app.
The collaborative bank project aims to enable sharing of staff across primary and community care in BNSSG. This will be done through a web and phone-based app developed by a company called Ryalto. It is hoped the project will increase workforce agility, reduce the need to use agency staff, and give staff the opportunity to develop their skills and experience across the BNSSG health and care system.
The project team is currently looking for practices who would like to use the app, initially within their PCN, with hopes staff sharing will expand to locality and eventually BNSSG level.
Network 4’s vaccination centre staff and volunteers are currently using the app to book their shifts. User adoption of the software has been highly successful, with 80% of eligible users becoming active on the app in less than a week. The app allows users to book shifts, see the latest organisational updates and communicate through secure chats.
Caroline Down, team leader for the Network 4 vaccination centre, said “I’m really excited to be using the Ryalto app to allocate shifts for the approaching Autumn booster campaign. A huge thanks to all our staff for adopting the technology so well and another thanks to Ryalto and One Care for their support during the onboarding process. I look forward to continuing to use the app over the next couple of months.”
Josh Cooper, One Care’s project manager for collaborative bank, said “We are delighted the initial onboarding of Network 4 vaccination clinic staff has been a success. A large proportion of the available shifts have already been booked and Ryalto have received some great initial user feedback. We will use what we’ve learned from the launch to streamline future onboarding. We hope other PCNs will join Network 4 in using the app for the upcoming booster vaccination campaign.”
If practices or PCNs are interested in taking part in the project, please contact email@example.com.