Patchwork named supplier on new Crown Commercial Service Staff Bank Framework

Patchwork is hugely proud to announce that after a competitive process, we have now been named a supplier on the new Crown Commercial Service Staff Bank Framework (RM6158 Flexible Resource Pool). As the first framework agreement released in collaboration between Crown Commercial Service (CCS)* and NHS Procurement in Partnership, Patchwork’s appointment will be focusing on […]

Patchwork win big at the HSJ Partnership Awards

On the 20th March 2019, we were delighted to be awarded the prestigious HSJ Partnership Award in their “Medical Software, Systems and Technology” category. The award was for our work to digitally transform the medical staff bank at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust (ChelWest). We were also chuffed to also receive a Highly Commended […]

NHSX — An integrated approach to innovation across the NHS could unlock massive change

A new approach to healthcare innovation is upon us. With the launch of NHSX, a unit bringing together talent from the NHS, Government and industry, we could be set to usher in a new dawn of unity when it comes to rolling out new technology. Anyone familiar with technology projects in the NHS will know […]

Topol Review Reaction: We must upskill NHS staff ready for the digital future, but we must also modernise what it means to work for the NHS

The long awaited Topol Review was published yesterday. The review, commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health last May, looks at how the NHS must upskill in order to be prepared for a digital future. California based Dr Eric Topol has duly delivered an insightful state of the union, looking at where the NHS must focus […]

Opinion: The NHS must become a flexible employer if it wants to retain its workforce

First published in HTN on the 5th of Februrary, 2019 By Dr Anas Nader, NHS doctor and Founder/CEO of Patchwork We are seeing UK start-ups make huge strides when it comes to how patients are able to see their doctors. Technology-led solutions are increasing in popularity — from video-based consultations to remote tracking of conditions. But whilst the hype is […]

Patchwork (formerly LocumTap) launches DHSC Flexible Staff Bank Pilots

Patchwork is delighted to announce the launch of our pilot for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) Flexible Bank Programmein two our partner organisations — Chelsea & Westminster Trust and London North West University Healthcare Trust. NHS staff at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust will benefit from a greater freedom […]