Over the last few years, Urology referrals have increased by 80%, mainly due to a number of men’s health initiatives, the availability of better assessment and diagnosis, and increased patient expectation. In addition, our ageing population is increasing the workload, with prostate cancer particularly common in older men.
A higher rate of detection is a positive. But this often leaves urology services struggling to cope and patients left on waiting lists for outpatient services.
By contracting 18 Week Support to work within your NHS Trust, our specialist Urology team works weekends in your Urology department and provides services that cover the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs.
It means we’re able to make full use of your resources, including specialist equipment and theatres, which otherwise wouldn’t be used. By insourcing urology specialists from 18 Week Support, we can help you meet the rising demand for Urology services, reduce RTT waiting times and ensure your waiting list backlog is cleared.
"What was a difficult time for my wife and I was made 100% easier. My thanks to the whole team, you did an amazing job and should be very proud."