Athona Clinical Services (the insourcing arm of Athona), is excited to announce the launch of our new dedicated website. Designed to showcase our clinical service offerings and outline the highly experienced, consultant led, multidisciplinary teams we have available to support the recovery of waiting lists, which is more important now than ever before.

Insourcing has become a preferred option for NHS Trusts because it offers a flexible, upscaling solution for patient waiting lists during periods of increased demand. Arranged on a short to medium term basis, it removes the need for a lengthy procurement exercise for fixed term outsourcing arrangements.

Our specialist teams have been developed to support Trusts with high volume outpatient and day case surgical procedures – ensuring maximum RTT (‘Referral to Treatment’, which is an NHS-wide waiting time pledge to patients) impact. In turn, this gives your substantive teams time to focus on the more complex cases and patient needs.

The service we provide is specifically tailored to each Trusts’ needs and is designed to help rapidly reduce the volume of patients breaching operational standards. Together, we devise a joint plan to tackle the issues faced by each Trust; whether it’s a short-term need to remove the backlog of patients in order to achieve operational compliance, or a longer-term partnership to provide ongoing support. Both routes are focused on positively enhancing the patient’s experience and easing the pressure on Trusts.

We support Trusts in the following ways:

  • Provision of multi-disciplinary consultant led teams
  • Triage and clinical assessment of patients
  • Clinically appropriate diagnostics and treatment
  • Onward referral or discharge
  • Follow up appointments
  • Administration for each episode
  • Delivery within your hospital setting
  • A wide range of specialities and flexible options are available

Our experienced teams work in partnership with each Trust to manage the patient pathway end to end. We can provide teams for weekends, evenings or full 7-day services to complement and extend existing capacities.

More information about the specialties we cover and the service we provide is available on our website. Or if you would prefer to talk through your options and find out more about insourcing or request a meeting to discuss how we can help, please email us at