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Standard licences replace read-only

  • September 13th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

In the middle of something and find you need a Standard licence? Don't worry - we'll make sure you aren't left in the lurch.

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England slides further into 18 weeks breach

  • September 13th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

England's referral-to-treatment waiting times headed towards 19 weeks, fuelled by a growing waiting list and in spite of the intended recovery trajectories.

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Junior doctors’ strikes – the effect on waiting times

  • September 13th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

The junior doctors' strikes mean a loss of elective activity and a rise in waiting times. But don't go blaming them for the continued breach of "18 weeks".

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Letting doctors decide on waiting times

  • September 5th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Should we stop having targets for elective waiting times? And what do vicars have to do with it?

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Some suggestions for the Patients Association about elective waiting times

  • September 5th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

The Patients Association's waiting times report had a big impact, but NHS England were still justified in calling it “misleading and statistically flawed”. How could future reports avoid the pitfalls?

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England remains solidly in breach of 18 weeks as new incentives loom

  • August 16th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Longer-waiting services should have improved in June, as Trusts approach the start of their "reset" trajectories in July. But instead those longer waits got worse.

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Are the ’18 weeks’ trajectories deliverable?

  • August 12th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

The "financial reset" document explains how 18 week waiting times will be restored. But will it work?

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How to achieve your RTT trajectories

  • August 9th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

NHS Improvement's financial "reset" includes challenging RTT trajectories with money attached. Firefighting isn't enough - you need to plan this properly. Fortunately, Gooroo Planner takes it in its stride. Here's how to do it.

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Winter is coming – why you need to plan for it now

  • August 9th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

(First published in Roy Lilley’s nhsManagers newsletter) Sometimes it’s a bit like Game of Thrones in the NHS. Either winter is coming, or we’re already in the depths of it... Read more

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English waits improve slightly in May

  • July 19th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Usually waiting times improve in April, but this year the English NHS waited until May. It wasn't enough to achieve the target though.