Insourcing of Clinical Services
Framework Agreement Description
The framework for clinical insourcing aims to support the increasingly popular use of medical 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 or via a remote/virtual consultation if appropriate. There are many benefits to this clinical insourcing framework, including; increased visibility of the patient pathway and greater resilience of local services.
Summary of clinical insourcing services:
- Provision of a range of specialities/disciplines as requested by the participating authority
- Triage and clinical assessment of patients for a range of conditions
- Clinically appropriate diagnostics and treatment, in accordance with participating authority procedure
- Provision of onward referral or discharge as appropriate, in accordance with participating authority procedure
- Follow up patient appointments for the duration of the contract period
- Service delivery on site at the participating authorities' premises, using the NHS Organisation's equipment, IT systems and processes.
- The option to utilise remote/virtual consultations where appropriate
Framework Agreement Information
When does it start?
Who can take advantage?
What does it cover?
Insourcing is defined as where an NHS organisation sub-contracts medical services/procedures. It differs to locum supply in that the full end to end service is provided, not just staff.
The supplier uses the NHS organisation's premises and equipment to deliver these services, however, remote consultations are also available. 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
• Virtual consultations also available
A wide range of specialities are covered.
Why should I use it?
For more information on the insourcing of radiology reporting, please refer to our teleradiology reporting services framework agreement.
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