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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.

Gooroo Planner upgrade: faster, easier uploads

  • May 20th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Now you can upload all your data files in a single step, and it even creates your reports for you.

Covid-19 shutdown hits elective waits hard

  • May 18th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

The request to postpone elective care was enacted quickly and comprehensively, the latest RTT data suggests.

The state of RTT waiting times before covid-19

  • April 14th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

February’s data on referral-to-treatment (RTT) waiting times is the last before elective activity was largely shut down, as part of the colossal effort to free beds for covid-19 patients. We... Read more