Governance Arrangements

18 Week Support subscribes to achieving the highest standards of clinical and corporate governance.

As a CQC registered organisation, we are constantly on the look-out for ways in which we can improve the quality of care being provided by our clinical teams. This is underpinned by having Clinical Leads in all specialities that are nationally recognised experts.

All Clinical and Nursing Leads are full members of the 18 Week Support Governance Committee. The committee meets regularly and promotes learning and development across the whole organisation.

Our service for NHS Trusts extends beyond the provision of clinical staff. It includes the sharing of information around ways in which services can be improved for patients on an on-going basis.

In addition, our governance arrangements incorporate feedback from patient and hospital staff about the service being offered via 18 Week Support’s team. These are routinely reported back to the Trust which has commissioned the service.  Recent examples of comments from patients and managers have included:

“I will miss your team at the weekends. They have been an amazing, highly compassionate and caring workforce. You have a great team!”  Matron, Manchester.


 “Great idea to come in a weekend.  Really convenient, and really pleased to be seen sooner than I was expecting”  Patient, Bolton.


“The 18 Week Support team is absolutely committed to deliver a fully integrated clinical solution, providing services exclusively for NHS patients. All of our staff fully understand the culture and challenges facing the NHS, and the importance of driving down waiting lists”
Richard Banyard,
Governance & Commercial Lead.

Get in touch

To find out how we can help you to reduce waiting lists without disrupting your day-to-day operations, please do get in touch. We look forward to developing a bespoke solution that meets your needs – without obligation.

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