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GDPR update

  • May 19th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

If you upload data to Gooroo Planner then you should really read this, because you may need to take action. (Updated on 25th May)

Your RTT profiles for 2018-19

  • May 18th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

Need a forecast of your referral-to-treatment (RTT) profiles for 2018-19? Look no further.

Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

  • May 17th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit.

Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

  • April 18th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

Over-one-year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

Don’t target the waiting list size

  • April 16th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

At the core of this year's planning guidance lay something rather unusual. I think its intention was benign. But it has the potential to cause a lot of trouble, driving up waiting times and distorting clinical practice right across the country.

Getting started even faster with Gooroo Planner – the SQL pack

  • April 4th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

From a standing start, it usually takes less than a day to write decent queries and generate the first cut of hospital-wide modelling with Gooroo Planner. That's pretty fast. But we thought we could make it even faster.

RTT admission rates collapse

  • March 14th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

Admissions per working day fell dramatically, to the lowest January level ever recorded, as the NHS followed central guidance to shut down routine care and release beds for emergency admissions. One year waiters - a key goal for next year's plans - went up again and exceeded 2,000 for the first time since 2012.

The case for separating ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ facilities

  • March 12th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

There are arguments for and against splitting hot and cold facilities. How would you decide? This example from a real NHS hospital shows how careful modelling can lead to a clear recommendation.

Planning theatre and clinic capacity

  • March 5th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

Working out the theatre and clinic capacity you need, and making a comparison with what you have, is one of the most important calculations you will do with Gooroo Planner. But not everything about session capacity is straightforward (and you may not have all the data) so here is a guide to help you do it all.

Implementing NHS England’s further planning guidance with Gooroo Planner

  • March 1st, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

NHS England have sent out further details about the 2018-19 planning round. Fortunately, it's easy to implement using Gooroo Planner. Here is a step-by-step guide.