Patchwork Health


Patchwork’s technology and services transform healthcare staffing by allowing teams to manage their permanent and temporary workforce through one fully-integrated platform. Patchwork offers a range of different solutions, including tech-enabled ‘staff banks’ for temporary workers. The Patchwork model radically reduces reliance on the expensive locum agency ‘middle man’ and gives hospitals the power to increase engagement with existing temporary staff, access new networks of clinicians, and broadcast shifts through an app. Patchwork also helps healthcare sites team up with others in their region to create ‘collaborative staff banks’; making it possible to pool temporary staff and allow clinicians to safely move between hospitals when needed. Patchwork’s Agency Manager makes it easier for managers to select appropriate temporary staff from external agencies when necessary. In addition, Patchwork offers rostering software and solutions for permanent staff. Their technology enables staff to have personal preferences factored into their rota, promoting better work-life balance and stemming the flow of staff resigning due to burnout. Patchwork makes this flexibility for clinicians compatible with safely staffed wards by giving rota managers the tools and access to data they need for effective and dynamic workforce planning. As a whole, the Patchwork solution saves healthcare organisations money, ensures hospitals and other clinical settings are safely staffed, and offers all clinicians a route to a more flexible and sustainable way of working.

Key Facts

  • Founded in 2016 by NHS medics Dr Anas Nader and Dr Jing Ouyang.
  • Creators of the UK’s largest collaborative staff bank, which was the recipient of the 2022 HSJ Partnership Award for ‘Staffing Solution of the Year’.
  • £80 million saved across more than 50+ healthcare organisations.
  • Working with 40,000+ healthcare workers.
  • A team of 100.

Successes in UK/NHS

Since 2016, Patchwork Health has been on a mission to make truly flexible and sustainable working a reality for all healthcare staff. Their fully integrated workforce management solution helps optimise outcomes for organisations, managers, staff and patients alike. Built by a team of dedicated healthcare veterans, and co-created with the NHS, their technology and services have been embraced by over 100 healthcare sites to date. Patchwork Health has been recognised as HSJ’s 2022 Staffing Solution of the Year, and have recently received the prestigious HSJ Partnership Award and the Spectator’s Economic Innovator of the Year Award.

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Improving quality & efficiency


Workforce management

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Funding Status

Series B

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Desired Markets

USA, Germany, Nordics, France, Canada, Australia, GCC, India

Desired customer types

Private healthcare provider groups, preferably large hospitals, e.g. Helios Hospitals, Kaiser Permanente, HCA Healthcare, Asklepios, Sana Kliniken, and government health systems

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