15. Lantum

  • Lantum is an English company based in Shoreditch, London producing a platform and suite of tools for healthcare organisations to find and manage their clinical staff.
  • Lantum was started by Melissa Morris in 2012 after she saw how expensive and wasteful the staffing industry was in healthcare and decided to improve it.
  • Lantum is an online platform that enables healthcare providers to manage their clinical workforce.




About Lantum


Lantum is a workforce management platform that makes it easier for healthcare providers to mobilise their workforce, and for clinicians to work more flexibly. Lantum’s Connected Scheduling platform provides a staff bank, rota tool and a clinician network all in one place to improve fill rates, cut admin time, and reduce costs.

Lantum started life as Network Locum in 2012. While working as part of the NHS London Transformation team, Lantum CEO Melissa Morris saw firsthand how inefficiencies in staffing were drastically affecting the quality of care available to patients in the Primary Care system.

Melissa knew that by using technology to break down the barriers between practice managers who need to fill vacant sessions and GPs looking for a more flexible way of working, patients would see an increase in the quality of care they were receiving.

Lantum are a small, but rapidly growing, team based in the heart of London’s start-up scene. With their innovative tech they’re working with healthcare professionals to lead the way in tackling staffing inefficiencies in our healthcare system.

Lantum: The Timeline


The business started out in 2012 as a blog for doctors and was named the number one healthtech start up to watch. The business now works across staff types, UK-wide and can be used in any healthcare organisation.

In 2016 Network Locum changed their name to Lantum to reflect their strategy to becoming a software business rather than a labour marketplace. Their investors include Piton Capital, BGF Ventures, Samos and Beringea.

In November 2017, Lantum was selected by NHS England to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator, a program which highlights leading technologies within the NHS and helps them scale. It is said to have has saved the NHS £7.7 million and enabled more than 4.2 million GP appointments since 2012. The company claims it could save the NHS £1 billion every year by cutting out traditional recruitment agencies. It has expanded beyond GP practices to 13 hospitals and plans to cover more.

Lantum acquired Leicester-based rLocums in 2016 and popular GP invoicing tool Locum Organiser in 2017 to expand the product offering to its users. In 2018 it had 50 full-time employees.

In 2017, Melissa Morris was named the “third coolest female startup founder in Tech” and one of the “Top 100 coolest people in Tech” by Business Insider. She has been invited to write about the difficulty of technical innovation in the NHS.


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