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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.
Increased funding for the NHS is critical - but it won't cure a fear of innovation
At Lantum – an NHS staffing platform – I work towards the same goal as companies like WaitLESS, FREED, and ORCA as part of the NHS Innovation Accelerator. Small but accessible projects like reducing wait times, focusing on eating disorders, and rating the healthcare apps. Our shared pursuit is to scale across the NHS and scale beyond the pilots we have secured.
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.