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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.

When there aren’t enough beds

  • August 15th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

Managers are making huge efforts to admit ever more patients through limited beds. Our analysis suggests that most of those interventions will make little difference - though there is one that will.

One year waiters double in six months

  • July 17th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

One year waiters should be going down. Instead they are soaring.

The right bed occupancy

  • July 17th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

Should your bed occupancy be 85 per cent, or 92 per cent? In fact, probably neither because it depends on the situation. We've developed a way of working it out, and were wondering if you'd like to give it a try?

The hare, the tortoise, and restoring 18 week waits

  • June 27th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

The money's on its way, and the government wants to restore 18 week waits. Waiting list initiatives have a proven track record, don't they? And so did Aesop's hare.