Co-founder of Florence, Charles Armitage, recently sat down in an interview to discuss the merits of the online platform and how it helps care providers reduce the cost of their recruiting needs.
The hazards of recruiting agency nurses and carers are well-documented with care providers taking a hit on high agency margins and a lack of continuity of care.
Launched in April 2017, online platform Florence seeks to remove the risk and cost of using agency nurses from providers.
The premise of the business is simple, much like a dating service, Florence matches care homes with a pool of suitably qualified nurses in their area.
“We have about 20,000 registered nurses across England, Scotland and Wales serving about 400 homes,” Charles said.
Florence plans to roll-out an equivalent services for carers over the next six months.
Following each shift, the nurses and homes rate each other on a range of parameters, including handover, leadership, quality of documentation, punctuality, safety, effectiveness and care.
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