Modern Slavery

Anti-slavery statement

At Patchwork Health we prize our ethical approach and are committed to complying with all laws and regulations applicable to our business, including taking steps to ensure that there is no human trafficking or slavery in our supply chain or within any part of our business.

We believe the nature of what we do at Patchwork means that the risk of human trafficking and slavery occurring in our business or in our supply chains is low. However, our continuing commitment to combatting human trafficking and slavery is reflected in our policies and operating procedures which require all Patchwork employees to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

About our organisation

Patchwork is technology start-up that provides software solutions to healthcare organisations for managing temporary staffing. PA employs over 30 employees across the UK. 

Our core values

In Patchwork, economic, social and environmental responsibility cuts across everything we do and is enshrined in our processes as good business practice.

Our success as a software provider for the NHS is founded on a set of core values: inspired by client value, passionate about people, achieving success through shared endeavours, prizing our ethical approach, seeking to excel and creating commercial success.

Our core values commit Patchwork and every employee to environmental stewardship, safe work environments, and socially responsible behaviour in our workplaces and our communities, as well as in the consulting services we provide to our clients.

Our code of conduct and our corporate social responsibility policy are based on these core values and drive the way we behave and govern our conduct towards our employees, our suppliers and our environmental, economic and social responsibilities.

Employment practices

Patchwork believes respect for the dignity, rights and ambitions of all people is a cornerstone of business excellence. We treat all our people with dignity and respect and provide a productive working environment free from discrimination, victimisation, coercive pressure, bullying and harassment, and we treat all employees equitably, regardless of local economic conditions, traditions and cultures.

We are committed to recruiting from a diverse talent pool and we invest care, time and effort to attract and hire our people and support them in reaching their maximum potential.

We are a UK Living Wage accredited employer and we use only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and verify the practices of any new agency before accepting workers from that agency.

Feedback and whistle-blowing

We encourage employees to take active responsibility for improving our performance, whether through enhancing working practices or drawing attention to behaviours or other issues that give them concern. To encourage feedback and suggestions, Patchwork has introduced procedures and mechanisms to create a culture that allows people to speak up with confidence and in good faith in the expectation of being heard.

Patchwork regularly conducts employee surveys which inform our people plans. Employees and third parties, including clients and suppliers, can also raise concerns through a confidential and anonymous whistle-blowing feedback software system.

This statement is made by LocumTap Limited (trading as Patchwork Health) and its subsidiaries pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and was approved by the LocumTap Limited Board of Directors on 04 April 2019.

Anas Nader
Chief Executive Officer
LocumTap Ltd (trading as Patchwork Health)