Allocate Software plc
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Allocate Software plc

September 24, 2009 02:00 ET

Allocate Software and NHS Professionals Announce Long Term Contract Renewal for the Provision of StaffBank Solution Building on the Relationship Between the Two Organisations

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2009) - Allocate Software plc (AIM:ALL), the leading provider of workforce optimisation solutions, and NHS Professionals, the largest provider of flexible staff managed services to the NHS, are pleased to announce the renewal of a contract for the provision of the StaffBank application.

The original agreement between NHS Professionals and Baum Hart and Partners (BHP), has been renewed with Allocate Software following the acquisition of BHP in December 2008. The transaction-based agreement secures the long term support of the StaffBank application that underpins the service provided by NHS Professionals, whilst ensuring the NHS only incur costs as benefits are delivered.

Earlier in the year, NHS Professionals and Allocate Software announced the availability of an Application Programming Interface ("API"), enabling electronic rostering solutions to automatically pass bank staff requests to the NHS Professionals StaffBank solution.

NHS Professionals have a flexible workforce of over 48,000 and are working with over 80 NHS Trusts across the UK providing nursing and clerical staff services.

Neil Lloyd, CEO of NHS Professionals commented: "We are pleased to be continuing our work with Allocate Software and building on our ability to help Trusts drive efficiency from their flexible workforce; reducing cost whilst maintaining patient safety."

Commenting on the contract renewal, Ian Bowles, Allocate Software's CEO said: "We are delighted that NHS Professionals, after careful consideration and detailed discussions have committed to the long term use of StaffBank as the software application of choice to support the services they provide to NHS Trusts. This agreement demonstrates Allocate Software's long term commitment to the NHS. Our goal is to continue working with the NHS to design and build solutions that can be quickly deployed and are easy to use, whilst at the same time delivering significant ROI, helping to improve efficiency, reduce costs and achieve optimum levels of patient care."

About Allocate Software plc

Allocate Software plc, formerly Manpower Software, is the leading workforce optimisation software applications provider for world-wide organisations with large, multi-skilled workforces. With over 18 years' experience, they ensure customers can match operational demands with workforce supply. Using MAPS, Allocate Software's workforce optimisation software application, organisations can deploy the right people and right skills, to the right place at the right time. With Corporate headquarters in London, regional offices in the UK, USA, Australia and Malaysia, Allocate Software provide services and support to an international customer base across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Founded in 1991, Allocate Software plc is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange ("ALL"). Please visit www.allocatesoftware.com for further information.

About NHS Professionals

NHS Professionals (NHSP) Special Health Authority is the leader of flexible staff managed services to the NHS. NHSP improves patient care by providing high quality flexible staff from its workforce of more than 48,000 healthcare professionals, to approximately 80 NHS Trusts across England.

NHSP provides a range of services, including nursing, medical and Admin & Clerical staff. NHSP enables nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals to work flexibly in the NHS whilst providing its clients with value for money.

Contact Information

  • Allocate Software
    Ian Bowles
    CEO
    +44 (0) 20 7355 5555
    or
    Allocate Software
    Claire Parsons
    Corporate Marketing Manager
    +44 (0) 20 7355 5555
    or
    NHS Professionals
    Neil Lloyd
    CEO
    +44 (0) 8454 564650