Wednesday 13th March, 2019
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) provider Automation Anywhere has announced that Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which has around 6,000 staff caring for nearly one million people, is launching a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the use of RPA technology.
Automation Anywhere will support the Trust, which is made up of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the West Middlesex University Hospital, to become a model of RPA best practice which has the potential to be rolled out to other NHS Trusts across the country.
RPA will be used to centralise automated activities across the business to achieve efficiency and productivity gains in back office activities by automating high volume repetitive tasks to support staff in finance, human resources, procurement and informatics.
A successful pilot has automated an initial set of processes across the finance department, improving speed, efficiency, and turnaround time to reduce costs and free up resources to concentrate on priority matters, such as patient care.
“We strive to improve the quality of care and patient experience through the most efficient use of our resources. Investment in technical excellence, like RPA, will help us make our corporate services more productive and efficient, enabling the Trust to provide the highest standard of patient care and offer the best value for money for the tax-payer.” said – Sandra Easton, Chief Financial Officer, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. “The implementation of the new Centre of Excellence enables us to deploy our workforce on tasks of greater value. However, we have no plans to reduce employee numbers.”