UK healthcare tech start-up Florence announces expansion into France
The tech platform will be used in the French healthcare sector to help with its post-pandemic staffing crisis
Florence offers a fast-growing app that connects NHS and social care workers with available shifts and has revealed its plan for expansion into France. It will cover four key areas: sales, operations, marketing and technology.
The Florence app connects nurses and care professionals with open shifts, filling them directly. The platform also provides care organisations with rota and e-learning tools to make managing the workforce easier.
Similar to the UK, France is suffering from a post-Covid staffing crisis, with its healthcare sector looking at possible closures.
Dr Charles Armitage, former NHS doctor, CEO and Founder of Florence, said: “Florence has over 90,000 healthcare workers and 2,000 organisations on the platform, and we are hoping to replicate this success in France. France’s care service sector is structured in a similar way to the UK, making our offering very transferable and giving us the ability to create a world-class experience for both care workers and organisations.”
Benjamin Huguet, France Country Manager, said: “Florence has revolutionised the healthcare industry with its goal of fixing the broken staffing model for good. We need this in France more now than ever before. It's a privilege to spearhead operations in France, as the company expands across Europe.”
Florence aims to fill 2,500 shifts a month by the end of 2023, working with over 150 care providers and more than 500 nurses.
The French healthcare system is a universal service providing healthcare for every citizen, irrespective of wealth, age or social class.