Date of prep: December 2020
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Well have announced that that they have started implementing a new Pharmacist scheduling tool across their estate. Well has said that using the Quinyx workforce management system this app-based solution will give Pharmacist colleagues and locums registered a simpler way to manage their shifts and cover.
Quinyx allows Pharmacists to share their availability for shifts and for the company to send out notices of available shifts where cover is needed. This gives better visibility for Pharmacists and locums and, as all information is contained within the app, the days of emailing out requests and having to manually match up availability with where cover is needed are gone.
Nigel Swift, Operations Director, says of this innovation:
“Making sure that we have the right Pharmacist cover in all our pharmacies can be a huge logistical effort when you factor in the impact of short notice sickness and holidays. That’s why we’ve invested in a reliable, effective and flexible scheduling tool to help us. Quinyx gives us seamless integration with other systems, such as automatically checking the GPhC register. It also means that in the future we’ll be better able to support our patients and customers by matching Pharmacist skills and accreditations to local pharmacy needs to offer the best community pharmacy experience.”
Erik Fjellborg, Quinyx CEO and Founder, said of this partnership:
“By using a cloud-based workforce management system, Well is embracing software that delivers benefits to both its pharmacists and their customers. This partnership marks an exciting step forward for Quinyx within the UK Pharmacy sector, a sector we can see is more important than ever for the good of society. For Quinyx, it also means an essential addition to our mission on making people’s work lives more enjoyable – and it is great to see Well share our passion for simple and flexible working.”
Implementation begins in Northern Ireland pharmacies through July before rolling out across the entire estate by the end of October.
Pharmacy in Practice is a UK pharmacy publication with its roots in Scotland.