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Network Locum raises £5.3m from BGF Ventures
Workplace management software provider Network Locum (now Lantum) has raised £5.3m in funding from BGF Ventures. The London-based HealthTech company’s offering is currently being used by the NHS to save on agency staffing costs. The software helps match locum doctors with available shifts in NHS hospitals and GP practices
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.
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.
Doctors’ £5m house call
A technology start-up that helps NHS hospitals and GP surgeries find self-employed doctors has raised more than £5m to fuel its expansion plans. Network Locum (now Lantum) has built a database of 40,000 doctors and signed up 40% of Britain’s general practices since launching four years ago. The company claims its match-making service undercuts traditional recruitment agencies and helps the NHS save money.
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Leading light in British HealthTech, Network Locum, rebrands to Lantum
Network Locum, the online platform that enables flexible working for healthcare professionals, specifically locum GPs, announces it has rebranded to Lantum – a name change to reflect the company’s growing ambitions.
Lantum started life in 2012 as a marketplace for locum GPs to book their own shifts. Today it manages the GP resourcing problem for 19 boroughs across the UK and has arranged over 2 million patient appointments, saving millions for the NHS.