Online staffing platform Network Locum, which helps NHS hospitals and GP surgeries find available clinical staff, has purchased RLocums for an undisclosed sum.
Leicester-based RLocums is an online marketplace which helps doctors and employers find each other and operates across the East Midlands.
The acquisition is part of Network Locum’s plans to create a nationwide staffing platform that will help hospitals and GP practices find qualified staff, without having to resort to expensive locum agencies.
Melissa Morris, founder of Network Locum, commented: “I am really excited about this first step in our mission to create a network of GP locums across the whole of England and Wales that offers the possibility of revolutionising the way the NHS matches locums to available shifts.”
The companies will also invest more money into GP education and networking events in London, Manchester, Birmingham and the East Midlands to build a national online community of locums.
Network Locums will also continue to add to its online resources for clinicians.
Bob Leung, founder of RLocums said: “What’s really exciting is that by working together, we can share our expertise and ensure that our users get the very best of both worlds.”
The acquisition comes after Network Locum raised £5.3m in funding from BGF Ventures last month.