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Waiting list would need to shrink to 2015 levels, to re-achieve 18 week waits

  • January 14th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Four years of waiting list growth would need to be undone to achieve the NHS Constitution standard again.

Annual planning with Gooroo Planner

  • January 14th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

There's some pretty heavy number-crunching in the annual planning process. With fast, comprehensive planning, built-in collaboration, and expert support, Gooroo Planner is ideal for the task.

It’s a bad autumn for the waiting list as admissions falter

  • December 18th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

When the NHS keeps up with demand, the waiting list shrinks in the autumn. It isn't shrinking.

Managing to the RTT target

  • December 2nd, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

A deeper dive into the incentives created by various elective waiting time targets, compared with patient-centred booking.

A target 8.5 week average RTT wait?

  • December 2nd, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Will one kind of "managing to the target" simply be replaced by another?

Gooroo Planner upgrade: tactical activity planning for operational managers

  • November 26th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Now you can edit week-by-week activity directly in the Profiling screen, and watch waiting times rise and fall as you work. This and other goodies in the latest upgrade.

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RCEM: Bed occupancy – time for a new message

  • November 20th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) kindly invited me to speak at their Policy Forum. My case was not so much that 85% is the wrong answer, but that bed occupancy is the wrong question.

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Biggest ever waiting list as general election looms

  • November 20th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

The best way for the next government to reduce waiting times will be steadily and patiently, by keeping up with demand. Not with a blitz of waiting list initiatives.

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RTT waits at 24 weeks as long waits deteriorate sharply

  • October 16th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

August saw a sudden increase in elective waiting times, putting at risk the NHS Long Term Plan's promise of choice at six months.

Majority of local services are now breaching 18 weeks

  • September 17th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

At the end of July, less than 49 per cent of hospital services were achieving the 18 week RTT target.