Rebrand comes as company evolves into a workforce management software company and hits the milestone of 2 million patient appointments through their doctors.
LONDON, 4th July: Network Locum, the online platform that enables flexible working for healthcare professionals, specifically locum GPs, today announces it has rebranded to Lantum – a name change to reflect the company’s growing ambitions.
Lantum started life in 2012 as a marketplace for locum GPs to book their own shifts. Today it manages the GP resourcing problem for 19 boroughs across the UK and has arranged over 2 million patient appointments, saving millions for the NHS.
Lantum is now evolving into a workforce software company – an end to end platform that facilitates payments, handles compliance, manages staff bookings, and is also a marketplace for practice managers and GPs to communicate.
Says Melissa Morris, CEO of Lantum: “We couldn’t be more excited about the rebrand. The new name reflects the extent of our ambitions. The NHS is facing significant staff shortages and front line staff are incredibly stretched. Lantum addresses this by freeing up GPs time and reducing practices’ reliance on external agencies, putting control back in the hands of healthcare professionals.”
Lantum enables GPs to work how, when and where they want and in doing so provides the balance they are looking for. Lantum also helps Practices manage their existing workforce but also find and book new GPs.
The platform is free for doctors to use. The network has a great success rate to date, enabling 44,000 connections between practices and GPs and a base of over 8,000 GPs using the platform.
As of 4th July, the company unveils a new look-and-feel, including logo, typeface and new design across all of its platforms.
The new logo represents of a beam of light, inspired by the ‘lady with the lamp’, Florence Nightingale.
Co-founder Dr Ishani Patel comments., “We focused on the lamp or lantern as a source of light and inspiration. Lantum is not just a health tech platform, it’s very much a people company, as a frontline physician I know that the people providing the health care are fundamental to its future success”.
“Lantum represents direction, innovation, ambition and optimism for the future of healthcare.” says Ishani.
London-based Lantum was founded in 2012 by CEO Melissa Morris who witnessed first-hand, whilst working in NHS London’s Transformation team, what technology could do for workforce management within Primary Care in the UK.
The company has grown to a workforce of 45 and last year raised £5.3m in a post-Brexit funding round from VC firms BGF Ventures, Beringea, Piton, Samos, and Playfair Capital. The company has raised a total of £10m to date and helps place locum doctors in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leicester.