Dr Anas Nader, Patchwork Health: the NHS staffing crisis and need for flexible working

Dr Anas Nader is the Co-Founder and CEO of Patchwork Health.

From working in the NHS, Anas witnessed first-hand the challenges with over-reliance on temporary agency staff costing the NHS millions of pounds each year. As well as the lack of flexible working, with NHS workers having very little say in their shift patterns and huge barriers existing to people working across multiple NHS sites.

Seeing an obvious problem Anas left the NHS to build Patchwork Health, an end-to-end solution that helps the NHS more effectively manage their workforce and improve collaboration across teams and NHS sites. They’ve also created a truly flexible working environment for clinicians, giving them the power to choose when and where they work. No surprise then that they now work with over 100 NHS sites and 40,000+ workers, helping the NHS to solve their staffing problem and save millions every year.


  • 04.07: Anas’ view on the current state of the NHS
  • 10.01: Does change need to come from the government or NHS leadership?
  • 17.40: The issues with NHS workforce management and Patchwork Health’s work
  • 24.21: The idea and start of Patchwork Health
  • 34.07: Selling to the NHS
  • 39.17: What’s next for Patchwork Health
  • 42.28: How hard was the decision to leave the NHS?  
  • 53.04: The importance of a diverse team from day one
  • 56.52: When is the right time to build your own internal talent team

Our Host:
Craig Turner. Founder of Confido Talent, a business that helps Tech For Good startups to scale their product, design and engineering teams.
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Our Guest:
Dr Anas Nader, Co-Founder and CEO of Patchwork Health.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/naderanas/ / https://patchwork.health/

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