How to encourage healthcare workers to choose bank over agency. PART 1

PART 1: WHY THE AMOUNT OF MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING  Would you rather be given £100 today or £100 in a month’s time? We humans are complex beings. Whilst we like to see ourselves as autonomous and logical creatures, it turns out that we have some inherent cognitive biases. Take the question above – you’d take […]

Patchwork and Wagestream partner to help NHS workers access wages flexibly

Full press release Health technology company Patchwork, a workforce pioneer which collaborates with hospitals to solve the NHS staffing crisis, has announced a partnership with the income streaming solution Wagestream. This move will allow clinicians booking shifts through the Patchwork app to track and access their earned wages when they need it – without having […]

What we have learnt from data in the NHS

Data. We’re drowning in it. Yet in a world intensely focused on its potential power, there’s little thought given to how we go about making sense of it. Outside of sophisticated technology companies, most of us are unaware of how to truly unlock the power of data. This is especially true when it comes to […]

Women in Health Tech Supper Club

Last week I attended our first Women in Health Tech Supper Club event, with my colleague Celine. The focus of the evening was mental health, which included an interesting presentation by Dr Nihara Krause around the strides her apps are making in reaching out to young people in need of mental health support. Along with […]

The new NHS Head of Flexible Working isn’t there because of millennials, it’s a crucial step in tackling the NHS staffing crisis

As we head into our next decade, we are excited to see the effects of the new NHS ‘Head of Flexible Working’ appointment, recently announced as 2019 came to a close. The new role will aim to respond to the rising tide of staff leaving the profession in search of better work-life balance. The new […]

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 […]

What can the public sector learn from start-up culture?

First published on PublicTechnology.net on the 10th of October, 2019 by Dr Anas Nader, NHS doctor and Founder/CEO of Patchwork. A mini-golf course in the office. Fridges overflowing with free drinks. The incessant need to make every noun a verb. There’s a fair amount that can be ridiculed in start-up land. However, it would be […]

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 […]