Philosophy

18 Week Support was set up in 2014 by Dr Conal Perrett, an experienced Consultant Dermatologist with over 20 years’ NHS experience. The aim was simple: to help NHS Trusts reduce RTT waiting times and achieve their 18 week patient pathway targets, to the benefit of patients and their families, and to do so by providing a team of highly qualified clinicians to work in conjunction with the Trust’s own staff.

Our commitment to improving the NHS experience

Like the NHS Trusts we work with, patient care is at the centre of everything we do. By using any spare weekend capacity within a Trust, the 18 Week Support insourcing teams are able to see a high volume of patients in a short space of time, in the familiar surrounds of the NHS Trust.

Raising the standard of care

Our clinical teams are committed to working weekends to provide a wide range of clinical services. Many of our clinical leads are leaders in their field. So not only do patients benefit from the work our teams do, there is also an opportunity for NHS Trust teams to improve efficiencies through new techniques or approaches.

An ethical company

We’re an ethical and transparent company that’s s financially accountable and financially responsible. We’re committed to the NHS and the delivery of high-quality care, and to helping Trusts reduce RTT waiting times.

Videos

PATIENTS APPRECIATE THAT WE ARE DELIVERING EXCELLENT CARE

Nicola Ellis-Webb talks about providing a positive patient experience and patient feedback.
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TAILORING OUR SERVICE TO THE INDIVIDUAL TRUST

James Pavett-Downer discusses scoping meetings, tailored services and booking support.
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Working with us

Working for 18 Week Support gives you an opportunity to work as part of a dynamic expert-led team with the time and resources to deliver high-quality end-to-end care to NHS patients.