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Insourcing frameworks

18 Week Support are part of the following NHS frameworks



No need for formal tendering, the groundwork has been done


You can directly
award to 18 Week


All services are
carried out on your NHS Trust premises


Now approved for frameworks in England, Wales and Scotland

Who is it for?

All NHS and wider public sector organisations across the UK.

What does it cover?

This framework aims to support the increasingly popular use of insourcing across the NHS to secure extra clinical capacity to meet increasing demand. This short to medium term solution allows Trusts to retain capacity planning in-house and ensure patients can be seen within the Trust. Benefits include increased visibility of the patient pathway and greater resilience of local services. Insourcing is defined as where NHS organisation sub-contract medical services/procedures. The supplier uses the NHS organisation’s premises and equipment to deliver these services. Insourcing is largely focused on secondary care and the services are used out of hours when the premises/equipment is not being used by the NHS thus making efficient use of the services. The framework covers the following service elements:-

  • Provision of a multi-disciplinary consultant let service
  • Triage and clinical assessment of patients
  • Clinically appropriate diagnostics and treatment (excluding surgical interventions beyond day surgery)
  • Provision of onward referral or discharge
  • Follow up appointments
  • Service delivery on site

A wide range of specialities are covered

Why should I use it

OJEU Compliance
A detailed procurement exercise has taken place to ensure that suppliers selected are appropriate in terms of meeting all legislative requirements and therefore no formal tendering is required, saving valuable time & money in the procurement process.

Wide coverage
The procurement offers coverage of services across a wide range of HRG’s including:

  • Endoscopy
  • Ophthalmology
  • General surgery
  • Urology
  • Gynaecology
  • Oral surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Breast surgery
  • ENT
  • Trauma and orthopaedic
  • Vascular surgery and respiratory
  • Radiology

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