Take control of your business
Designed by a Practice team, for practices, Tempo is the first genuine solution to the complexity and demands of General Practice. Its easy-to-use and inexpensive. It’s supported by the practice team that developed it and it can be eligible for funding.
Tempo can take your organisation on a pain-free journey from what you do now, to demand & capacity management of what you do. Its been designed to make staff management and rotering easy and connects rotas, teams and leave to demand & capacity planning, in a simple way that enables practices to re-gain control without having to battle complexity
Don’t battle appointment complexity and team capacity in spreadsheets or HR software. Tempo brings demand and capacity together in a way that makes it simple to manage, plan and control.
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How Tempo transforms every day operations into demand & capacity management
Bringing the key parts of operational data together to create a demand & capacity system that all managers and staff can interact with, easily
Rotas & templates
Making complex rotering simple to manage, includes Supervision, meetings, rotation & equity, season planning and targets
Staff record & HR
Combines all staff into one place, into pools: partners, salaried, flexible staff, locums, externally contracted & shared staff.
Key elements of HR data become an active part of demand and capacity.
Teams have many options in Tempo and provide a powerful basis for line management, leave management and capacity management
Service lines, budgets
Create any service lines, with rotas, slots, teams and more. Connect your targets and budget lines
Finance data & intelligence
Tempo handles advanced staff costing, planning and forecasting as well as monthly overtime and flexible staff costs
The thinking of Tempo
A mix of the practical and conceptual that informs an approach to operational management
All time should be counted within a day
A minute is important
The complexity of capacity is separated, organized & connected to time
See thru the complexity & model in a dynamic way. The parts combine to create the whole.
Leave is part of capacity & cost
Leave helps to plan service delivery and rota design
Demand is a rota target
Demand is unknowable but a target is a planned response to demand intelligence
Combined operational intelligence
Tempo is the first platform for GP practices that brings together a locum network, the whole workforce rota, leave, finance, HR and clinical system data.
Providing a single place to manage these dimensions not only creates a genuinely useful digital-first solution for practices but it provides the basis for easy, powerful, demand & capacity management and the control & stability that Tempo boasts of.
Tempo creates a Flexi pool of staff resources and a network of employers and brings sharing, delegation and collaboration options to workforce and rotas. This maximises the staff resources of a neighbourhood and helps to realise the potential of Practices, PCNs & Federations, working together.
Cost effective benefits for patients practices and the local system
Tempo isn’t just about managing demand & capacity. It’s about what you can do when you take control over demand & capacity.
Demand and capacity planning improve access to care
Improved continuity of care for ‘most complex’ patients
Improved satisfaction with quality of care
Improved staff wellbeing and retention
Reduced locum spend by rota planning
Savings of £25Kper year (circa one WTE administrator)
Integrated HR and leave management can replace existing HR systems
Financial budgeting and reports, link with payroll and accounting systems
Independent analysis of a 3 year period:
A reduction in 12,480 non-elective bed days
A Reduction in 170 ambulance conveyances
751 fewer A+E visits
Don’t take our word for it
Tempo is being used by practices across the South and in London. Hear what they have to say about the difference its making.
Our on boarding program
Tempo – Right Patient Right Clinician Right Time
- Tempo is a rotering solution for Practices and PCNs that actually works !
- Created by Foundry PCN and GPnetworks, Tempo is a proven technology, endorsed by the AHSN
- Featured in the Fuller Stocktake and the Primary Care Access and Recovery Plan
- Tempo is potentially a lot more than a rotering solution
- Designed by GP’s for GP’s, Tempo is the only rostering platform that works in the complexity of today’s primary care
- Giving practices control of workforce and financial planning
- Insights and planning enables learning from this year to plan next year
- Improving patient outcomes, staff satisfaction and practice profit at the same time
- Enabling Practices PCN’s and Federations to work in collaboration
Time is precious
Save administration time
- Tempo brings together back-office functionality for individual staff, practices, primary care networks, GP federations, including capacity and skill mix planning, workforce and HR management, rostering and room coordination,
Reap the benefits of effective planning
- Business intelligence and financial management combined with integration with clinical system data provides meaningful insights into the impact of operational design on clinical outcomes and quality.
- Foundry reduced avoidable GP appointments to 4.5%, reduced high user patient use of appointments from 40 to 30% of appointments, saved 12,500 hospital bed days, improved staff satisfaction and retention whilst improving partner profit levels to allow reinvestment in our staff increasing staff pay.
Transforming primary care: The Foundry model
“This approach has improved continuity of care, improved access to a range of services through partnership working, and better utilised additional roles, such as pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists, social workers and those working on behalf of the voluntary sector…
Foundry’s top 5% of frequent attenders only use 30% of GP consultations compared with 40% elsewhere, and it has reduced the number of appointments being ‘avoidable’ from 9% to 6.5% in late 2021[compared with average of 27% in other primary care services].”
– Fuller report
Clinical Director of Foundry PCN
GP Partner for 12 years
NHS Clinical Entrpreneur Programme Alumni
MD of Foundry PCN
Former CCG Accountable Officer & Chief Executive
30 years experience in senior NHS management
MBA from Cass Business School
Chair & NED supporting third sector organisations in healthcare
25 years experience developing digital & leading change
Co-Founder of GPnetworks, leading workforce solutions tool adopted across South East England
Find your home within the network
CONNECT WITH FOUNDRY
We build connections to share our ideas and learn from other organisations.
Get in touch with us about Tempo
If you are a GP practice with an existing account on the GPnetworks network or a new practice or PCN, wishing to start a conversation about Tempo, please use this form to reach out to us.
Safety & Security and IG
With Tempo your security is front and centre
Tempo uses no patient information and a minimal of PID for the staff of your organisation.
The bulk of Tempo data is generated by operational design and operational activity.
Tempo is compliant with modern NHS IG and Digital security standards.
On the technical side, we employ all best practice security methods, including patch management, log analysis, data retention and penetration testing and have a planned operational contingency policy.
More details are available on request
We also provide you with a ready-made, completed DPIA , to help with your IG side of things.
The System & safety
Having grown out of primary care we have a deep understanding of the importance of information governance and data security.
NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit standards met.
We have produced a template Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) for your assurance and for your Information Governance team to enable the smooth process of on boarding you onto our system.
Modernising General Practice
Capacity and Access Improvement Payment
Primary Care Flexible staff pool
£200,000 per ICS