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Covid planning FAQs

  • November 16th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Whether you're planning this year, next year, or the recovery, here are the questions people are asking

Elective recovery fails to halt soaring waiting times

  • November 16th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

September was the NHS's best chance to arrest the rapid deterioration in elective waiting times. But the challenge was too great.

England is losing sight of its long waits

  • October 12th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

More and more waiting lists are disappearing into the 52-week-plus category.

Covid-19 planning – phase 3 and beyond

  • September 16th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

The focus may be on activity now, but demand will return to centre stage.

Elective waits reach 40 weeks

  • September 14th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

The NHS's warning threshold for extreme long waits has become the norm.

Efforts to treat long-waiters were overwhelmed in June

  • August 17th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

The NHS managed to admit more long-waiting patients in June, but the numbers were small and waiting times rose rapidly.

Covid-19 planning part 2 – the recovery

  • July 15th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

A technical guide to planning the post-covid recovery, with an emphasis on elective care. Updated on 15 July 2020..

Elective waits topped 34 weeks in May

  • July 15th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

An enormous and invisible backlog is building up during covid, as referrals are delayed.

Waiting times rising by one week, every week, as covid shuts routine elective care

  • June 16th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

English waiting times rose from 26.5 to 30.6 weeks in April, with over a million patients waiting longer than 18 weeks, and 11,000 waiting longer than a year.

Advanced forecasting for NHS demand and capacity planning post-covid

  • June 9th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Covid has disrupted everything. So we are integrating advanced forecasting techniques into Gooroo Planner, to respond quickly to the shifting levels of demand.