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Time for an amnesty on waiting list data

  • September 22nd, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

Covid has created an urgent need, and a unique opportunity, to get the true waiting list out in the open

Waiting list soars past 5.6 million patients

  • September 13th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The waiting list continues to grow rapidly as demand mostly recovers but activity cannot.

English waiting list passes 5.4 million

  • August 17th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

Ongoing covid restrictions mean the waiting list continues to grow, with little sign of the pent-up demand coming back yet

How to target a short wait for diagnosis

  • August 11th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

A cancer-style referral-to-diagnosis target sounds simple. But it turns out to be a lot more complicated than splitting the RTT target.

37 week wait for diagnosis

  • July 12th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

A long wait for diagnosis means late detection of many cancers

Thousands of patients waiting over two years as list tops five million

  • June 15th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The post covid recovery continues, and waiting time pressures are building.

So it begins: the real elective backlog starts to emerge

  • May 18th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

Referrals are up year-on-year, for the first time since covid restrictions began. But activity is not.

Analysis: the long road to restoring elective care performance

  • May 12th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The English NHS may need to increase elective activity by around 15 per cent, for most of the decade, to recover waiting times safely

A post-covid elective recovery scenario

  • April 21st, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The planning guidance expects covid restrictions to continue until September. What does this mean for your waiting lists and the subsequent recovery?

Using referral-to-treatment (RTT) data to plan the covid recovery

  • April 21st, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

A technical discussion: how to convert the published RTT statistics into stage-of-treatment data that is ready for post-covid recovery planning