Our Midlands-based NHS Trust partner was experiencing severe under use of their orthopaedic theatre capacity resulting in extended RTT times, increased waits, reduced activity and loss of revenue for the Trust.

Orthopaedic case study SHS Partners NHS waiting list


SHS Partners reviewed the pathways and limitations of existing services to devise a bespoke solution for a managed service consisting of pathway reconfiguration, staffing solutions and weekend working. SHS Partners provided all clinical staff to enable the theatres to reopen, and the Trust benefited from a tariff revenue share.


  • 1,800 hip/knee replacements performed, including complex revisions
  • Waiting times reduced
  • Additional income secured from elective work undertaken in-house
  • Improved patient experience
  • Contributed £600k to the Trust’s cost improvement programme

Contact SHS Partners today to learn about our orthopaedic solutions and how we can help your NHS Trust or Health Board.