Patchwork (formerly known as LocumTap) connects you with directly with Healthcare Employers so you can:

- Wave goodbye to the endless back and forth with the Staff Bank and Book Shifts Instantly
- Stop stressing about how much you should’ve been paid and starting using Patchwork Timesheets
- Build a profile and apply to multiple Staff Banks in just a few taps
- Get there first, Patchwork notifies you of shifts that match your skills

Book shifts from right across the UK and we’re adding new Hospitals each month.

Signing up takes less than a minute—giving you everything you need to be a flexible worker in one place.

Your best work starts here!

What’s New

Version 2.5.1

We ship updates frequently to add new features and squash bugs. This week, we're here with some minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

KIeran Mc-P ,

What is there to complain about?

You have to wonder why all the reviews are either 5 stars or 1 star. Is it because neutral doctors using the app recognise that it is a million times better than the ‘old system’ of booking Locum shifts (old being about 9 months ago!)? Could all the 1 star reviews be coming from rival app developers or the locum agencies which are now dying out fast? I don’t know but from my perspective this app, although it had some teething problems at the beginning, is fantastic. The new update integrating your shifts with your calendar was the biggest on my wish list and they did it! Bravo guys, I hope you expand to the whole country so I can use you when I have to move on from London.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much Kleran for your kind review. We had quite a few requests asking for the calendar integration, so we are glad you are finding it useful! We have a few trusts in London currently -you can find us at London North West University Health Care, Hillingdon Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Trust! You can join multiple banks and make the most of all the available bank shifts. Do please continue to let us know your thoughts - we’d love to hear more feedback. Thanks again Kleran! Thanks, Tania

Cusslar ,

Far superior to other Locums Apps on the market

I am a career Locum due to regular travel and as a consequence of this, I have used various agencies and of late, Locum booking apps.
I have to admit previous apps have been either very buggy or just too basic. I am pleased to report this can not be said for Patchwork.
They perfectly balance autonomy for the doctor and controls from an NHS perspective, the app is user-friendly and highly intuitive and the service provided is unparalleled. Due to my multiple affiliations with various NHS organisations within the app, I have communicated with the team through the app itself, they are always incredibly responsive and very helpful.
I strongly recommend booking shifts through Patchwork!

Mena-Wisdom E. ,

Excellent to say the least!

Frankly, booking locum shifts has never been so easy and seamless. You are able to keep track of all the shifts you have done and the ones that are upcoming and signing off a shift is only a click away. You also get to join other staff banks without extra paper works.
It’s all electronic hassle! Thank you so much for this lovely idea.

Developer Response ,

Hi Mena, Tania here from the Customer Success team at Patchwork. Thank you for your great feedback! If you have any suggestions on how to improve your experience, please do get in touch at Thanks, Tania


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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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