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England’s waiting list still too big

  • January 13th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

The waiting list should be shrinking at this time of year, but it isn't. In better news, the number of one year waiters is coming down.

NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20

  • January 11th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

How to crank out your 2019-20 plans quickly using Gooroo Planner

Ambitions to hold the waiting list steady this financial year are doomed

  • December 19th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

The waiting list isn't shrinking much this autumn. So there is little chance of holding the waiting list steady in 2018-19, as the planning guidance intended.

Scotland’s big waiting list plan – is it enough to restore 12 week waits?

  • November 16th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

In financial terms, yes. But capacity may be more difficult. The onus is now on Health Boards to come up with realistic plans that make good use of the new money available.

Waiting times steady as admission rates recover

  • November 14th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

Waiting times didn't get significantly worse in September, and some indicators improved. But it's still going to be tough to stop the waiting list from growing this financial year.

Upgraded API client

  • October 23rd, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

If you have automated your demand and capacity planning using the Gooroo Planner API, then you'll want to download this upgrade.

Waiting list and waiting times rise again

  • October 17th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

A larger waiting list, more patients over 18 weeks, and rising waiting times, all fuelled by a low elective admission rate. There is little to cheer about in August's RTT statistics.

Bed occupancy and risk – real results

  • September 27th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

New techniques reveal how the risk of bed crisis depends on non-elective bed occupancy. Here are some results from real NHS hospitals.

Elective admissions fall again

  • September 20th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

Elective admissions fell to their lowest July rate in ten years. It wasn't a patch on winter's torrid slowdown though.

One year waiters up 13 per cent in June

  • August 15th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

The rise in one year waiters has accelerated.