New online healthcare tool launched


A new web-based tool designed to ‘match make’ GP practices with GP locums has been launched in Cornwall.

Locum Wizard, which was designed and developed by Bodmin-based software developer, Microtest, has been launched by community interest company, Kernow Health CIC, to help practices to streamline the process of identifying and booking the locum staff they need.

Dr Chris Ireland, from Kernow Health CIC, said: “We are very excited about the launch of Locum Wizard. Ultimately, this will save practices time and money, as well as ensure the best possible patient care.”

Microtest MD, Chris Netherton, added: “Locum Wizard is a revolutionary piece of software and allows Kernow CIC to provide a very exciting service, which we expect to transform the way the recruitment of locum staff takes place in Cornwall.

“It is a completely unique tool with nothing quite the same available anywhere else in the UK, so we are proud to be helping Cornwall lead the way and set a new gold standard in this area.”