Patchwork Health, a London, Manchester and Liverpool, UK-based healthtech startup, raised £3m in funding.
The round was led by Praetura Ventures (£1.9m) with participation from BMJ, the publisher behind The BMJ, and some existing angel investors. In conjunction with the funding, David Foreman, managing director of Praetura Ventures, will also join the Patchwork board as a non-executive director.
Founded by NHS doctors Anas Nader and Jing Ouyang in 2016, Patchwork Health provided a healthtech platform to enable hospitals to fill vacant shifts and to bring flexible working to thousands of clinicians. The company’s technology focuses on enabling NHS Trusts to recruit temporary staff. Through tailored portals for NHS Trusts and an app for clinicians, Patchwork is able to drive up the number of clinicians booking shifts directly with their hospital.
More than 10,000 clinicians across over 30 hospitals already use the Patchwork app, with over 1 million shift hours booked since launch.