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18 NHS Trusts join forces to pioneer new approach to staffing

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.

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Critical staffing lessons NHS Trusts must apply to the second wave

Critical staffing lessons NHS Trusts must apply to 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.

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Trusts access new COVID Risk Assessment feature to keep NHS workers safe

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.

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The Telegraph: North West London hospitals embrace tech to pioneer new approach to staffing

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.

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As COVID-19 cases rise, digital passporting of information is critical

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.

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2020 has been a year of firsts - how can we take those lessons forward?

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?

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Building a collaborative staff bank doesn’t need to be so hard: 5 simple steps

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.

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Thinking differently. From Royal Navy to Patchwork.

Thinking differently. From Royal Navy to Patchwork.

So what can an old organisation like the Royal Navy learn from a young upstart like Patchwork?

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Mitigate risks of underpaying bank workers and ensure compliance

Mitigate risks of underpaying bank workers and ensure compliance

In order to mitigate risks of underpayment, your Trust must have a seamless process in place

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Why the NHS People Plan is music to my ears

Why the NHS People Plan is music to my ears

Yesterday saw the publication of the long-awaited NHS People Plan 2020/21, a set of practical guidelines for NHS England and Health Education England employers. 

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Saying goodbye to outdated shift scheduling will avoid NHS burnout

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.

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How NHS staffing coped with coronavirus - in numbers

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 months

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Dear white people, black people need you. 

Dear white people, black people need you. 

I felt my limbs tremble uncontrollably, my mind - despite being asleep - was churning away.  It felt like there was friction in my head, cogs turning faster than they normally would.

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Hospitals join forces to combat pandemic and launch London COVID19 Bank

Hospitals join forces to combat pandemic and launch London COVID19 Bank

Today we announce the launch of the ‘London COVID-19 Digital Staff Bank’

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The ITU Transfer Project - A contribution from North West London Critical Care Network

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 hospitals

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 Patchwork Health partners with Primary Care Networks to manage COVID-19 staffing demands

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’,

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Archbishop of Canterbury and London Fire Brigade help Patchwork Health and ShieldNHS deliver PPE

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.

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Patchwork and Medics Academy equip retired and newly qualified clinicians to return to COVID-19 frontline

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 clinicians

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The medical start-up helping the NHS fill staff vacancies during coronavirus

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 workers

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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust partners with Patchwork Health

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 partnership

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Patchwork and Truu partner to onboard clinicians in less than two minutes

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 members

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Easing the pressure on NHS staffing systems

Easing the pressure on NHS staffing systems

Rapid recruitment and redeployment of clinicians is critical. We’re arming the NHS to cope, writes Dr Anas Nader

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NHS Trusts are accessing Patchwork’s COVID19 solution to manage staffing requirements

NHS Trusts are accessing Patchwork’s COVID19 solution to manage staffing requirements

NHS Trusts are accessing Patchwork free of charge to manage COVID19 staffing requirements

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Giving our NHS workforce power over their pay

Giving our NHS workforce power over their pay

Earlier this month Patchwork Health announced an exciting new partnership with financial wellness company Wagestream

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NHS pensions are the tip of the iceberg. How can we stop the snowballing staffing crisis?.

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.

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The NHS desperately needs staff to stay and that means fixing burnout culture.

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.

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

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.

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Patchwork reveals new product: Patchwork Insights.

Patchwork reveals new product: Patchwork Insights.

We are extremely excited to announce the release of Patchwork Insights, offering real-time insights and intuitive reporting

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

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 inevitable

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

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.

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Women in Health Tech Supper Club.

Women in Health Tech Supper Club.

Last week I attended our first Women in Health Tech Supper Club event on mental health, with my colleague Celine.

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Patchwork raises £3m to solve the NHS staffing crisis.

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...

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What we have learnt from data in the NHS.

What we have learnt from data in the NHS.

In a world intensely focused on data's potential power, there’s little thought given to how we go about making sense of it...

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Patchwork and Wagestream partner to give workers access to instant pay

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.

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

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?

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

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 ….

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Patchwork win big at the HSJ Partnership Awards.

Patchwork win big at the HSJ Partnership Awards.

It was a privilege to collect these awards alongside the team from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, who were our first clinical partner when we started Patchwork.

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