Well to launch scheduling app for shifts and cover
Well has said it will launch an app that allows its employees to schedule and manage their shifts and cover.
The pharmacy chainâ€™s app, which is called Quinyx, will allow pharmacists to share their availability for work and branches to notify people about work that has come up.
Well said the app will give pharmacist and locums â€œbetter visibilityâ€ and bring an end to â€œthe days of emailing out requests and having to manually match up availability with where cover is needed".
â€œWith the changing landscape of services being offered in different pharmacies, having an efficient tool that can match pharmacistsâ€™ skills with the needs in any one location will make for better patient care and continuation of service in the community,â€ the company said.
Nigel Swift, Wellâ€™s operations director, said: â€œMaking 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.
â€œThatâ€™s why weâ€™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.
â€œIt also means that in the future weâ€™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.â€
Well said the app will be available in its branches in Northern Ireland from this month, with all branches having access by the end of October.