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Take things to the next level
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See precisely how your services are planned: past, present & future
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Move work around
Model what you can do with your workforce
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Make sense of demand & capacity
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Create financial stability
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Plan for the future using targets and capacity
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Tempo enables you to take control of the fundamentals
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Tempo transforms what you do into demand & capacity planning
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Tempo creates a learning system from your data

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.

What is Tempo?
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A data crunching
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A rotering system for all staff, that actually works
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A place to standardise what you do
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A place to plan services, workforce & leave
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A connection to your clinical system rotas
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A system that generates business intelligence
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A real-time connection with all your staff

Supporting materials

Podcast episodes coming soon!

Defining a problem

Demand & capacity

Capacity planning

Targets & templates

Demand & capacity

RAG & capacity

Rotering & more

The Foundry model

How Tempo transforms every day operations into demand & capacity management

Demand and capacity management for GP practices made easy in Tempo

Tempo contains

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

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

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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.

Network capabilities

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.

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Patients

Demand and capacity planning improve access to care

Improved continuity of care for ‘most complex’ patients

Improved satisfaction with quality of care

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Practice

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

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System

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

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Integrated

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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.

Savings estimator

Tempo enables savings for almost all aspects of operational management and, because it enables working at scale, the savings increase at scale.

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Our on boarding program

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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.

Core goals

Operational metrics

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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

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The Team

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Clinical Director of Foundry PCN

GP Partner for 12 years

NHS Clinical Entrpreneur Programme Alumni

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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DPIA

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.

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Funding opportunities

Practice

Modernising General Practice

£1.42/pt

PCN

Capacity and Access Improvement Payment

£1.185/pt

ICS

Primary Care Flexible staff pool

£200,000 per ICS