Working with the best agencies for you

Partnering with de Poel health+care ensures precious funds are focused on patient care, in both the public and private sectors, rather than diverted to costly recruitment.

We can save clients an average of 12% on their annual temporary staffing spend. Standardising rates not only delivers considerable cost savings but also ensures the continued supply of high quality non-permanent staff. In addition, our vendor neutral position – we are not tied to any one supplier of staff – ensures we work with the very best and most appropriate agencies for you.

de Poel health+care can help you make dramatic cost savings on your agency worker spend. If you would like to find out how, please contact us today.

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Ensuring safe patient care

Making sure your recruitment supply chain is compliant with the latest employment legislation is vital to ensure safe and trusted patient care.

de Poel health+care will establish a service agreement with your agency panel to make sure they are operating to one standard set of terms and conditions, ensuring your agencies are performing against, and achieving, Key Performance Indicators as well as helping to mitigate the risk of legal exposure. We regularly conduct agency audits to ensure compliance. These include legislative audits, insurance cover, internal processing audits, induction processes and specific client support. The e-tips® compliance function allows for mandatory and non-mandatory compliance items to be added against each role profile, guaranteeing that only the most suitable and appropriate candidate is hired.

You can be confident that our legal team monitors any changes in the law and ensures that service agreements are regularly reviewed in line with new legislation, giving you peace of mind.

de Poel health+care can help your business remain fully compliant with all agency worker legislation. If you would like to find out how, please contact us today.

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Better informed decision making

Realising the potential of real-time visibility and subsequent control for clients over their contingent labour use is always one of de Poel health+care’s primary objectives.

From this position, organisations can replace their dependency on retrospective analysis of time worked and money spent with the real-time information accessible via e-tips® to inform decisions around current and future demand and spend. This allows for better control, leverage and accurate forecasting and meaning more funds can be directed back into patient care.

Our solution provides NHS Trusts with the cost efficiencies, controls and reporting capability demanded by the introduction of the agency rate cap.

de Poel health+care can help give you complete visibility over your temporary workforce spend. If you would like to find out how, please contact us today.

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The Benefits

Cost Saving

de Poel health+care has a proven track record of reducing temporary agency spend by 12% on average across an extensive client base. We are a tried and tested solution.

Importantly, we are risk-free solution. de Poel health+care clients do not pay an additional fee for our service. Instead, we take a percentage of the cost savings we deliver. Put simply, if we don’t save you money there is no charge for our service.

Our standardised rates across the hundreds of agencies we work with mean that those agencies are competing on the quality of the medical and care staff they provide to you, not on often unclear margins.

Compliance

Compliance is becoming increasingly important across the NHS and private healthcare sectors. Agency Workers Regulations and Pension Auto Enrolment mean that it is vital your organisation and your agencies are adhering to the legal requirements.

de Poel health+care will establish a service agreement with your agency panel to make sure you are operating to one standard set of terms and conditions, ensuring your agencies are performing against, and achieving, Key Performance Indicators as well as helping to mitigate the risk of legal exposure.

We regularly conduct agency audits to ensure compliance. These include legislative audits, insurance cover, internal processing audits, induction processes and specific client support. The e-tips® compliance function allows for mandatory and non-mandatory compliance items to be added to each job. The compliance functionality can operate as a filter to ensure you get the most suitable candidates available.

Our legal team monitors any changes in the law and ensures that service agreements are regularly reviewed in line with new legislation.

Streamlined administration

The NHS and the private healthcare sectors rely heavily on paper-based timesheets and invoices, resulting in high error rates, primarily because of incorrect manual input of data, and creating a false picture regarding the true cost of your non-permanent staff. This conventional method adds around 12% to your agency service costs and, with processing costs of circa £50 per invoice, the true cost of non-permanent staffing is often significantly higher than predicted.

Our web-based timesheet and invoice processing system, e-tips®, removes transactional costs and reduces the administrative burden of processing multiple timesheets and invoices. e-tips® produces a single, error-free invoice a week, allowing our clients to save considerable amounts and to reallocate valuable internal resources to areas such as patient care and quality of service.

 

Visibility and control

Realising the potential of real-time visibility and subsequent control for clients over their contingent labour usage is always one of de Poel health+care’s primary programme objectives. From this position, organisations can replace their dependency on retrospective analysis of time worked and money spent with the real-time information accessible via e-tips® to inform decisions around current and future demand and spend. This allows for control, leverage and accurate forecasting and budgeting.

All aspects of contingent labour activity can be analysed by a range of fields including location, region, job category and supplier – and necessary adjustments to planned usage made accordingly.

Continuous improvement

The relationships de Poel health+care has with its clients are built on trust, integrity and transparency, helping to deliver outstanding service and continuously adding value. Our highly experienced and knowledgeable team provides daily support to clients and agencies across the UK. The support services team works closely with implementation and account management teams to ensure our clients and their agencies enjoy an unrivalled experience.

This team offers ongoing support and a point of contact to make sure extremely high standards of service are maintained. In addition to holding regular review meetings, we continually analyse data and review your temporary agency spend. As a result we are able to identify future saving opportunities and additional areas where we can add value to maintain a long-term business relationship.

 

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