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Florence forms new partnership to bolster continuity of care

The leading UK care staffing app have announced they have teamed up with Care England to support its members improve their continuity of care.

Through digital means, the new partnership will see Florence share their best advice on how to ease climbing pressures within the social care sector. It will include Florence sharing thought leadership, webinars, and a Florence Academy training module to offer guidelines on how to maintain and improve residents’ care.

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With Florence, which was founded in 2016, care providers can input their shifts in its app and see them fill in real time with their permanent team members first and temporary staff members second. This method not only helps staff confirm their shifts, but it also removes the need to chase employees and agencies by phone of build rotas.

Against this backdrop, research from a survey of 222 NHS and social care managers from across the UK, found that 45% of care providers feel that time spent on administrative tasks impacts the care they provide.

In addition, 43% argued that rota scheduling was their most time-consuming weekly type of admin.

‘Securing the right staff is one of the biggest challenges for the care sector and Care England is pleased to be working in partnership with Florence because the service they provide will help care providers to efficiently manage their staffing requirements and maintain the continuity and quality of care,’ said Professor Martin Green, Care England chief executive.

Dr Charles Armitage, CEO and co-founder of Florence, added: ‘Florence is proud to collaborate with Care England to help care providers simplify and improve their staffing. Our goal is to help members fill shifts with people they trust in a few button-taps, helping them build and maintain an engaged, high-performing team. We believe this partnership will support the industry in embracing technology to help everyone deliver better care.’

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