Athona Clinical Services (the insourcing arm of Athona), launched in February 2020, reflects our 19-year reputation for providing high-quality resourcing solutions and our commitment to helping trusts overcome challenges in their elective recovery strategies.

Waiting list pressures have never been more challenging. That’s why our clinical leads are committed to understanding your current pressures and providing the bespoke support you need to reduce waiting times.

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. These standards, such as RTT (Referral to Treatment), are part of an NHS pledge to minimise the length of time patients wait between referral and treatment.

Together, we devise a joint plan to tackle the issues faced by your 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 your trust.

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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 your 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 your existing capacity.

Our rates are based on a below-tariff offering. We work with you to ensure the trust receives the best value for money by pricing per procedure, or per team, to meet your budget.

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If you would like 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