BeeFoundNZ one year on
The Pegasus Health online tool that helps General Practices in Canterbury to find short-term GP and Nurse locums, has shown to be of great value since its launch in June 2017.
General Practices have taken advantage of the opportunity to book 1,848 sessions with locums over the last year. Nurse locums were added to the service in December 2017 and now register their availability alongside General Practitioners.
The programme’s one simple search function and absence of agency fees has led to Registered Nurse Alison Cane, becoming a regular user.
“I’ve used BeeFoundNZ multiple times since April this year and had almost full time work in practices from Lyttelton to Casebrook. I will soon be working at Etu Pasifika and Travis Medical. I found the calendar and text service especially useful. This keeps all my bookings and info in the same place and reminds me of bookings,” says Alison.
Harewood Medical Centre has been using BeeFoundNZ since January. Practice Manager, Johanna Geertsema says it is a great way to see who is available when looking for a locum.
“It’s very easy to load information into the system. We use BeeFoundNZ quite regularly – virtually monthly. It’s a great tool,” says Johanna.
Pegasus Health is now offering the BeeFoundNZ platform to PHOs across New Zealand for licencing, and will also develop the platform to include Pharmacy.
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