Lantum, formerly known as Network Locum, was rebranded to reflect the company’s growing ambitions. The company launched in 2012 as a solution for locum GPs to book their own shifts. The company now manages GP resourcing for 19 areas across the UK and has arranged over 2 million patient appointments.
Lantum now provides an end to end platform that facilitates payments, handles compliance, manages staff bookings and offers a space for practice managers and GPs to communicate. The service enables GPs to arrange their working times and lets GP practices manage their existing workforce, as well as book new GPs.
Lantum is free for doctors to use and the network has seen 44,000 connections occur between practices and GPs.
CEO of Lantum, Melissa Morris, said: “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.”
The company’s new logo was inspired by the ‘lady with the lamp’, Florence Nightingale, and represents a beam of light.
Co-founder Dr Ishani Patel said: “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”.