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Where next for England’s referral-to-treatment waiting times?

  • December 8th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Expect 20 week RTT waits and 4 million patients on the waiting list in 2017, rising to 21 week waits in 2018, and so on indefinitely until the NHS in England starts keeping up with demand.

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Here are your referral-to-treatment trajectories for the next two years

  • December 5th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

We've run the published RTT data through Gooroo Planner, and produced detailed trajectories for trusts and specialties right across England for the next two years. Here they all are. You're welcome.

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English waits top 19 weeks, all surgical specialties now in breach

  • November 15th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Elective waits passed the 19 week mark, all surgical specialties are now breaching, and only 69 per cent of local specialties are within target. As the waiting list grows this is only going to get worse.

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A convincing picture – the power of visualisation

  • November 10th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Are Board performance reports intended to stimulate minds, or put them to sleep? A powerful visualisation can almost make change inevitable.

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Elective waits rise again in a wasted August

  • October 18th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Elective waiting times lengthened beyond 18 weeks again in August, as the admission rate fell to a three year low. Annual leave is the likely cause of lower activity, not beds.

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Swedish warships and NHS waiting times

  • October 16th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

By the time the Vasa was launched in 1628, it was the biggest project ever undertaken by Sweden and the most expensive ship in the world. But what does it have to do with NHS waiting times?

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How to work out your waiting time trajectories accurately

  • October 6th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Long-wait trajectories are easy to ask for, and surprisingly hard to calculate. But with a skilful model and a bit of luck, you could achieve precision planning for your trajectories. In this longer read we go deep into the detail.

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The latest planning guidance gets perilously close to being useful

  • September 30th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Despite first impressions, this year's planning guidance is a welcome step away from the traditional financially-led approach, towards more realistic and operationally-useful planning.

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Standard licences replace read-only

  • September 13th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

In the middle of something and find you need a Standard licence? Don't worry - we'll make sure you aren't left in the lurch.

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England slides further into 18 weeks breach

  • September 13th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

England's referral-to-treatment waiting times headed towards 19 weeks, fuelled by a growing waiting list and in spite of the intended recovery trajectories.