The emerging technology sector bursting with health
Entrepreneurs are innovating successfully inside and outside the NHS. “Somebody said to me there are more pilots in the NHS than there are at Heathrow. If you sell into one hospital, you can’t guarantee another hospital is going to use it because they all have individual decision-making power. The same is true with GP practices,” said Melissa Morris, CEO & Founder of Lantum.
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Melissa Morris is the founder of Lantum — renamed from Network Locum — which provides software to help NHS practices and surgeries find locum doctors as needed. Lantum closed a £5.3 million round in July — a significant post-Brexit amount for a female-founded startup.
Network Locum (now Lantum) bags $7M to grow its doctor-staffing platform
London-based healthcare startup Network Locum (now Lantum), which has built a staffing platform and workplace management software targeting the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS), has closed a £5.3 million ($7M) Series B funding round, led by U.K. fund BGF Ventures.
The startup was founded by a former McKinsey and NHS consultant, Melissa Morris, back in 2011 after she saw an opportunity to undercut fees being charged by recruitment agencies via a matching platform to help fill temporary staffing vacancies.
Network Locum (now Lantum) clinches £5.3m to save NHS “millions of pounds”
A workplace management software business said to have the potential to save the NHS “millions of pounds” has today secured £5.3m from BGF Ventures in a bid to continue its expansion.
A clean bill of health – Melissa Morris has tasked herself with saving the NHS £1bn a year
Melissa Morris, founder of Lantum, insists that using her technology, the NHS could save £1bn a year, without any nasty surprises.
The biggest challenge for the NHS is fixing access to primary care
Melissa Morris, chief executive of Network Locum (now Lantum), wants patients to get an appointment with a GP when and where they need one.