One Health Group has secured two new contracts with local NHS trusts.
One Health, an independent provider of free NHS care for patients referred for treatment in orthopaedics, spine, general surgery and gynaecology, is providing Barnsley Teaching Hospital with additional orthopaedic capacity, and Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust with both gynaecology and orthopaedic capacity.
The additional patients are transferred from the Trust’s own internal waiting lists and are in addition to the patients One Health receives directly following a GP referral through ‘patient choice’.
One Health says the move will help it to support the NHS in working to reduce the national waiting list.
The contract is in addition to similar contracts secured in 2022/23 with Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (orthopaedic and spine) and Chesterfield Royal Hospital (orthopaedic and gynaecology).
One Health has also increased capacity of its orthopaedic support of Sheffield Teaching Hospital in the second half of this calendar year by 50%, with a view to this continuing to the end of March 2024.
One Health uses surgeons and anaesthetists that are mostly employed by the NHS, on a consultancy basis. It currently works with over 100 professionals across seven hospitals and over 30 CQC registered clinics.
One Health’s focus is on providing faster, local, expert care for patients who may otherwise have long waits for treatment.
The Group’s activities are focused on areas where the patient needs are under-supplied by the local NHS service as well as locations where population density is relatively high, and the level of private medical insurance (PMI) is relatively low.
In the year to March 2023 One Health helped almost 12,000 new patients, through over 29,000 consultations and performed 5,790 surgical procedures.
One Health has also sought to expand geographically from its head office in Sheffield, South Yorkshire into neighbouring counties, which meet the required criteria. Currently, the group’s activities are focused in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
Revenue in the year to 31 March 2023 was derived from 60 clinical commissioning groups in addition to contracts directly with NHS hospitals to manage their internal waiting lists.