Trauma & Orthopaedics

With age, bones become more brittle and falls more likely. As the population ages, and with increases in chronic conditions like arthritis, there is more and more pressure on orthopaedic services across the country, with insourcing being an excellent option to help cut wait times.

Clinical Leadership Team

We offer a range of trauma and orthopaedic procedures by experienced specialist surgeons. Our team can support a wide range of services across hand, knee, hips, shoulder, foot and ankle surgery. Our dedicated teams work closely with local teams to reduce their waiting lists and ensure that patients are seen safely and efficiently. 

In orthopaedics, we often provide a hybrid model with 18 Week Support theatre teams working alongside local consultants to maximise the efficiency of your surgical theatres and boost activity levels.   

Our Results

For almost a decade, the NHS has partnered with 18 Week Support to reduce waiting times. We’re incredibly proud of the work we do and would love to share some of our case studies with you.


Patients likely to recommend


Patients satisfaction score

Up to 6

Hip replacement on a full day list


We have a robust clinical governance framework to continually support, improve and drive forward the highest standards of care for our patients and we work with our customers and partners to monitor experiences and outcomes. On those occasions when incidents, complaints or concerns arise around patient care we act swiftly, encouraging a culture of continuous learning.

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Economic Benefits of Reducing Elective Waiting Lists in the NHS

The “Modelling the Economic Benefits of Reducing Elective Waiting Lists in the NHS” report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) investigates the impact of elective waiting times on the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and the broader economy. The study examines the significant benefits of reducing these waiting times and outlines policy recommendations to achieve this goal.

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