Altrix empowers NHS hospitals to fill last minute band 5 nursing shifts at the touch of a button and at a price that is within budget.

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“Having worked hard to try and eliminate non-framework supply I was initially very sceptical about using Altrix, despite the fact they were happy to use the same terms as our framework suppliers. However, Altrix has exceeded expectations and with their support and that of our other suppliers, in February this year the Trust were able to remove all other non-framework supply. Key to me has been the overall performance - Altrix is easy to use, quick and compliant.”

Nicola Sharpington, Head of Temporary Staffing, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

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What is Altrix?

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Altrix is a hybrid agency supported by a sophisticated platform and dedicated support team.

  • A large database of on-framework compliant band 5 nurses available at the touch of a button
  • A much faster way to fill shifts, especially last minute shifts that usually have extortionate agency fees
  • A service that takes care of all the necessary interviewing and compliance of nurses as it is fully outsourced to Altrix
  • A way of cutting out the traditional agency, reducing NHS agency spend by up to 85%
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Why Are We Different?

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Altrix is a hybrid of technology and agency. We have a team of people who ensure the nurses are looked after and compliant and use technology to make the shift booking process more efficient, allowing us to reduce the costs

Ensure compliance and patient safety
Nurse compliance is the number one priority for Altrix. Every Altrix nurse is compliant to on-framework standards with training and certifications kept up to date.

  • Minimise the risk of unfilled shifts
  • A shift loaded onto the Altrix platform will reach hundreds of local nurses instantly.
  • Altrix gives the power back to the hospital. You can set the rate for each shift. No more being dictated to by an agency when trying to fill last minute shifts. Altrix have a transparent pricing model charging a flat transaction fee per hour.
  • Reduce agency fees by up to 85%
  • All customised for your needs
  • Supporting the technology is a dedicated team back at Altrix head office who ensure loading shifts, compliance and nurses are all maintained and cared for to the highest on-framework standards. This is designed to minimise your workload.
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Our Vision

We know how critical it is that hospitals fill all available shifts with qualified nurses. Often you’re left to choose between paying inflated hourly rates or leaving shifts uncovered, at a risk to patients and a burden to permanent staff, who have to pick up the slack. It’s no surprise that 30,000 nurses left the profession in 2017.

Most agencies charge opaque and unfair rates of commission, meaning a nightshift nurse charged out at £80 per hour can receive less than half of that, the rest going to boost the profits of the agency.

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A Different Approach

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We believe patient safety is critical: nurse compliance is our number one priority

no agency fee

We want to stop the NHS getting ripped off by high agency fees

flat rate

We believe in fair and transparent pricing at a flat rate per shift

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Our goal

Better Healthcare

Our absolute priority is that patient safety, patient experience and clinical effectiveness are maintained in the short term and improved in the long term. Cutting agency costs means the NHS would have extra money to reinvest in areas that matter most to patients.

Neuven Pass 91.10%
“Altrix have a good team of compliance officers who have a solid understanding of the requirements to ensure their workers registered on their platform are fully compliant to NHS Employment Standards.”
Neuven on-framework compliance audit in June 2018
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How do you maintain quality of care?

Compliance is crucial and to be an Altrix nurse, candidates will still need to pass on-framework compliance checks and have an interview. We also ensure that training and any certificates or documents are kept up to date and do not expire. Nurses are able to manage this online but Altrix will guide each nurse every step of the way as your recruitment partner.

How does a nurse book shifts?

Nurses view shifts and accept with a simple touch of a button. Once the nurse is compliant to the highest on-framework standards, they can accept any shift available on the platform and can filter based on preferences like hospital, region, days of the week and shift times.

How is altrix different to other apps or websites for nursing recruitment?

Other tech solutions claim to cut out the middleman (agencies) by putting the recruitment process and duties in the hands of the nurse and the hospital. Hospitals and nurses don’t want to be doing a recruitment consultant’s job. Altrix is different. We interview, register and take each nurse through the compliance process. Once compliant, nurses no longer have to apply for shifts or negotiate directly with the hospital. The nurse merely has to accept available shifts in an easy-to-use shift management system on mobile or desktop.

How does Altrix earn its money?

Altrix has a low fixed cost transparent charge per shift which does not change or increase for last minute shifts. The hospital publishes the shift at the rate they pay the nurse and the Altrix fixed transaction fee is added. Whether the hospital publishes a shift at £22 or £35 per hour that is what the nurse earns and the Altrix fee stays the same.

How does a hospital send shifts to Altrix?

Shifts are uploaded onto the Altrix platform either by an easy excel upload or a direct feed into your e-rostering system. The hospital can set the rate and has the ability to amend the rate through your standard tiering as you get closer to the shift start date allowing you to increase the rate for last minute shifts. The increase would all go to the nurse as the Altrix fee is flat irrespective.

What support does Altrix offer?

Altrix has a dedicated 24 hr service that will help you with any queries you have.

How much does an Altrix shift pay?

The hospital sets the rate of the shift, and by cutting out the agency commissions you will be able to fill more shifts within the April caps rates. We are putting the control back in the hospital’s hands.

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