Patchwork in 2019. Reflecting on an exciting year of meaningful partnerships 

With Christmas fast approaching and a new decade on the horizon, the urge to reflect on the previous 12 months seems as inevitable as the proliferation of mince pies in the office kitchen. And whilst I generally try to avoid falling into festive tropes, 2019 was such an important year for what we’re building here […]

Patchwork reveals new product: Patchwork Insights

Patchwork is dedicated to improving temporary staffing through technology-enabled solutions. We are constantly seeking to improve the Patchwork experience and are therefore extremely excited to announce the release of Patchwork Insights.  Patchwork Insights centralises and makes sense of organisations’ mass of temporary staffing data. The platform offers real-time insights and intuitive reporting; unlocking data-driven decision […]

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust partners with Patchwork to modernise staffing

Press Release, as featured in Health Tech News and Digital Health News. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has partnered with technology company Patchwork to roll-out a new clinical staffing solution for their medical workforce. The technology, created by a team of NHS clinicians, is set to increase bank fill rates, reduce staffing costs and […]

Patchwork and Allocate team up to deliver interoperability for NHS staffing

Press Release, 19th August 2019 – Two workforce software innovators – Allocate Software and Patchwork – have announced a partnership to provide interoperability between their two solutions. Patchwork’s specialist temporary staffing technology will now integrate with Allocate’s HealthMedics rostering solution, helping healthcare providers staff their wards more effectively whilst reducing agency spend. The collaboration offers […]

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 […]

NHS Workforce Statistics-why an increased headcount is both good news and cause for concern

This morning, the NHS released its latest workforce statistics. After last month’s quarterly figures revealed a dire state of affairs – with record numbers of clinical staff leaving citing poor work-life balance – teeth were gritted for more sombre statistics. But this month’s analysis (relating to the workforce as of January 2019) show a slight upturn […]

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 […]