What is Insourcing?
Insourcing – not to be confused with outsourcing – is a simple, cost effective and highly successful way to reduce NHS waiting lists. We use NHS premises and equipment to deliver extra clinical capacity, outside of when they are normally in use. In most cases it is simply an extension of the Trust’s existing clinical service.
NHS Trusts may find it difficult to meet referral to treatment (RTT) targets due to lack of capacity. Locum staff can fill gaps but Trusts still need to manage the patient pathway which may not be possible outside normal hours (e.g. evenings and weekends). On-site Surgical and Medical Capacity Solutions, commonly called “Insourcing” act in a complementary way to partially or totally manage the pathway for referred patients.
How can Insourcing help your NHS Trust?
The SHS Partners Insourcing model is simple yet highly effective, we have helped over 75,000 patients since 2016, 45,000 during 2019 alone. Your NHS Trust retains capacity planning in-house whilst SHS Partners ensure patients are seen within your normal hospital environment by consultants, healthcare professionals and nursing staff normally with day jobs elsewhere in the health service.
What Insourcing services do SHS Partners provide?
All of our services can be adapted to suit your needs, whether it is one-off contract operating over a weekend or a fully managed service over a much longer period. We work across 20 different areas of clinical specialism including pathology, endoscopy, ophthalmology and ENT, as well as having expertise in telehealth, capital financing and consultancy.
Services may include;
- Provision of a range procedures and consultations from over 20 different areas of clinical specialism
- Triage and clinical assessment of patients for a range of conditions
- Clinically appropriate diagnostics and treatment, in accordance with your Trust procedure
- Provision of onward referral or discharge as appropriate, in accordance with your Trust procedure
- Follow up patient appointments for the duration of the contract period
- Service delivery on site at your Trust premises, using your equipment, IT systems and processes
What are the potential cost savings of Insourcing?
With efficiencies come savings. Our transparent pricing structure gives NHS Trusts below tariff rates with a solution designed to meet your budget as well as your staffing needs, whilst making a small surplus and the reassurance of no hidden fees. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements and we will create a solution that is bespoke to your requirements.
How can SHS Partners Insourcing services be procured?
SHS Partners are extremely proud to have been appointed to a fully compliant NHS-wide Insourcing framework contract which any NHS Trust can access at any time. This simple to use framework covers the Insourcing of onsite surgical and medical capacity solutions.
“This Framework Agreement offers an easy and efficient way to maximise your in-house capacity, letting you reduce or eliminate the need for additional mobile facilities and expensive outsourcing. At the same time, in-patient and out-patient waiting times will be reduced, referrals will be expedited, service quality will be improved and Trusts can release considerable cash savings.” NHS Commercial Procurement Services
For framework details, please visit NHS Commercial Procurement Services