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4 key ways to recruit bank staff (and retain them)
It’s no secret that your temporary workforce can be one of the most effective ways of safely and efficiently meeting fluctuating demand. But this isn’t always straightforward.Read More →
Technology Won’t Solve Anything if it’s ‘Parachuted’ in
There is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ tech solution. New solutions need to be configured to meet the unique demands of each clinician or organisation.Read More →
The right person for the job: How skills-based staffing can improve healthcare outcomes
We are staring into the face of a workforce shortage that is placing a heavy financial burden on healthcare organisations, and that is extremely detrimental both to patient outcomes and the wellbeing of remaining workers.Read More →
What if we could plan our workforce based on what we need, rather than what we have?
Demand-Driven Staffing: the 4th of 5 ‘Outcomes-Based Staffing’ principlesRead More →
Patchwork Insights: 5 tactics to improve your shift fill rates
Using Patchwork’s live data analytics platform, we have collected data from over 32 of our NHS partner organisations across a 6-month period to identify 5 best-practice tactics you can introduce to optimise shift fill rates across your organisation.Read More →
How to give workers greater flexibility, without compromising on workforce planning
Worker-Centricity: The 3rd of 5 ‘Outcomes-Based Staffing’ principlesRead More →
Why ‘one-size-fits-all’ approaches have no place in modern health and care
At Patchwork, we believe that if best outcomes are to be achieved, suppliers must take on more responsibility to provide an ongoing partnership.Read More →
Outcomes-Based Staffing - a new approach for NHS teams
Patchwork Health is today launching a new end-to-end rostering solution, as part of our new mission to deliver Outcomes-Based Staffing to the NHS.Read More →
Multi-Organisational Scheduling - the 1st of 5 Outcomes-Based Staffing principles
Bringing genuine flexible working to NHS staff has always been the cornerstone of our mission at Patchwork HealthRead More →
To get the very best from the NHS workforce, we must replace rigid systems with people-centric staffing
Never underestimate the power of a day off. A single day off for a single NHS staff member might sound as insignificant as a drop in the ocean, but in reality, it has a huge ripple effect.Read More →
How Primary Care Networks can use technology to support patients during the vaccine roll-out
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) across England are currently grappling with a litany of pressures.Read More →
HR, Admin and Support staff also need our appreciation - By Dean Royles
The extended lockdown period has certainly had an impact on our mood with many people feeling down and low.Read More →
Are we working from home or living at work? - By Dean Royles
The world of work will never be the same again. As every lockdown day into this pandemic dawns, it becomes more and more evident that the way in which many people are now working is no longer a temporary response to these extraordinary times.Read More →
18 NHS Trusts join forces to pioneer new approach to staffing
A pioneering initiative to transform NHS temporary staffing has been introduced across the North West.Read More →
Data Findings: Critical staffing lessons for NHS Trusts to apply through winter and the second wave
COVID-19 has undoubtedly been the biggest challenge faced by the NHS in a generation; a challenge which continues to evolve and to drive innovation.Read More →
Trusts access new COVID Risk Assessment feature to keep NHS workers safe
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, it’s vital that we ensure NHS team members at greatest risk from the virus can work safely and risks can be monitored accurately.Read More →
The Telegraph: North West London hospitals embrace tech to pioneer new approach to staffing
As COVID-19 pressures mount once again, four London NHS Trusts have come together to launch the North West London Collaborative Staff Bank.Read More →
As COVID-19 cases rise, digital passporting of information is critical
The acute impact of a pandemic on the NHS continues to be felt by all those working in and around healthcare.Read More →
2020 has been a year of firsts - how can we take those lessons forward?
COVID-19 has sparked unprecedented cooperation in the healthcare sector: how can we take those lessons forward?Read More →
Building a collaborative staff bank doesn’t need to be so hard: 5 simple steps
COVID-19 has highlighted the need to collaborate beyond traditional organisational boundaries.Read More →
Thinking differently. From Royal Navy to Patchwork.
So what can an old organisation like the Royal Navy learn from a young upstart like Patchwork?Read More →
Mitigate risks of underpaying bank workers and ensure compliance
In order to mitigate risks of underpayment, your Trust must have a seamless process in placeRead More →
Saying goodbye to outdated shift scheduling will avoid NHS burnout
Another pandemic could be about to hit the NHS – staff burnout. Dr Anas Nader explains how to ease the burden on stretched healthcare workers.Read More →
How NHS staffing coped with coronavirus - in numbers
As the NHS embarks on its COVID-19 recovery phase, now is the time to reflect on the lessons of the last few monthsRead More →
Hospitals join forces to combat pandemic and launch London COVID19 Bank
Today we announce the launch of the ‘London COVID-19 Digital Staff Bank’Read More →
The ITU Transfer Project - A contribution from North West London Critical Care Network
With COVID-19 admissions on the rise in mid-March, critical care beds were running out across a number of hospitalsRead More →
Patchwork Health partners with Primary Care Networks to manage COVID-19 staffing demands
Through its collaboration with Patchwork Health, and with support from Capacity, South Liverpool NHS Treatment Centre has recently opened its ‘hot clinic’,Read More →
Archbishop of Canterbury and London Fire Brigade help Patchwork Health and ShieldNHS deliver PPE
Patchwork Health is proud to have partnered with ShieldNHS, helping to donate over 60,000 protective shields to NHS workers.Read More →
Patchwork and Medics Academy equip retired and newly qualified clinicians to return to COVID-19 frontline
Patchwork Health and Medics.Academy, have announced a partnership designed to support returning and recently qualified cliniciansRead More →
The medical start-up helping the NHS fill staff vacancies during coronavirus
Anas Nader and Jing Ouyang were working as junior doctors when they imagined a platform that would connect vacant shifts with healthcare workersRead More →
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust partners with Patchwork Health
Patchwork Health, the digital staff bank service that provides access to thousands of temporary healthcare workers, has announced a partnershipRead More →
Patchwork and Truu partner to onboard clinicians in less than two minutes
Leading healthtech startups Patchwork.Health and Truu have announced a new partnership to enable the rapid and flexible deployment of key NHS staff membersRead More →
NHS Trusts are accessing Patchwork’s COVID19 solution to manage staffing requirements
NHS Trusts are accessing Patchwork free of charge to manage COVID19 staffing requirementsRead More →
NHS pensions are the tip of the iceberg. How can we stop the snowballing staffing crisis?.
In recent weeks, the NHS offered extra money to doctors in an attempt to stave off the current pensions crisis.Read More →
The NHS desperately needs staff to stay and that means fixing burnout culture.
Stockpiling used to evoke visions of Doomsday preppers. But stockpiling is an idea that now sits squarely in the reality of 2019.Read More →
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust partners with Patchwork to modernise staffing.
Southport and Ormskirk has partnered with Patchwork to roll-out a new clinical staffing solution for their medical workforce.Read More →
Patchwork reveals new product: Patchwork Insights.
We are extremely excited to announce the release of Patchwork Insights, offering real-time insights and intuitive reportingRead More →
Patchwork in 2019. Reflecting on an exciting year of meaningful partnerships .
With a new decade on the horizon, the urge to reflect on the previous 12 months seems as inevitableRead More →
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.Read More →
Patchwork raises £3m to solve the NHS staffing crisis.
Patchwork, bringing flexible working to thousands of clinicians has secured £3m in a funding round led by Praetura Ventures...Read More →
Patchwork and Wagestream partner to give workers access to instant pay
Health technology company Patchwork, has announced a partnership with the income streaming solution Wagestream.Read More →
How to encourage healthcare workers to choose bank over agency. PART 1.
Whilst we like to see ourselves as autonomous and logical creatures – you’d take the £100 today, why wouldn’t you?Read More →
What can the public sector learn from start-up culture?
A mini-golf course in the office. Fridges overflowing with free drinks. The incessant need to make ….Read More →