Over the years 18 Week Support have developed strong working relationships with over 80 trusts and health boards in the United Kingdom. With our bespoke insourcing service, we continue to successfully deliver high patient satisfaction and improved waiting times with a 7-day service, 365 days a year.
Insourcing provides your trust with expert clinical teams to work in your department when you have spare capacity, typically weekends, whilst working closely with your in-house teams.
We see new patients, including virtual clinics, follow up patients and importantly perform a comprehensive range of day case and some inpatient procedures, including endoscopy. This allows you to significantly increase your number of patients seen, reducing waiting lists and meeting RTT expectations. All whilst keeping patient treatment within your trust.
Waiting times: By utilising your spare capacity, we’re able to see a high volume of patients in a short space of time.
Cost-effective: Our fees are a proportion of the revenue your hospital receives from the CCG for the clinical services provided. If any funds remain, you receive a profit for your Trust.
Safety: You retain control over service delivery and can monitor the safety and success of our services.
High standards: All 18 Week Support personnel are leading NHS consultants, nurses and managers that are used to working in busy NHS Trust environments.
Tailored services: Our flexible, integrated insourcing service is individually tailored to meet the specific needs of your department and Trust.
Shared learning: By bringing in our external clinical and management expertise to work alongside your teams, ideas are exchanged and knowledge around a specialist area is shared.
Enhanced reputation: By reaching your RTT targets and clearing any waiting list backlog, staff and patient satisfaction rises.
Long waiting times for appointments and treatments can have a significant impact on patients and their families. By insourcing, waiting times are reduced and patient satisfaction rises.
Because patient records do not need to be transferred and patients are seen in a familiar setting, they are more likely to keep their appointment and comply with treatment.