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We are taking the wrong approach to beds and bed occupancy

  • April 16th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

A better understanding of risk will underpin the case for reducing today's high bed occupancies.

Separating electives from non-electives

  • March 6th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Are hot and cold sites the right answer? The last in a 7-part series on bed occupancy.

Different beds, different bed occupancies

  • February 27th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

The differences between medicine and maternity, big units and small ones. Part 6 of a 7-part series on bed occupancy.

Morning discharges and the 4 hour target

  • February 20th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

They help, but only when bed occupancy is very high. Part 5 of a 7-part series on bed occupancy.

Some strategies for tackling excessive bed occupancy

  • February 13th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Should we focus on morning discharges? Or reducing lengths of stay? Part 4 of a 7-part series on bed occupancy.

Calculating bed occupancy and risk – hour by hour variation

  • February 6th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Variation during the week. Part 3 of a 7-part series on bed occupancy.

Calculating bed occupancy and risk – week by week variation

  • January 30th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Week by week variation. Part 2 of a 7-part series on bed occupancy.

Time to stop talking about bed occupancy

  • January 23rd, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

...and start talking about the risk of running out of beds. The first in a 7-part series on bed occupancy.

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.

Introducing monthly cancer control charts

  • November 10th, 2017

  • by Rob Findlay

Are your cancer pathways designed to breach the targets? Why not check, using our new monthly cancer control charts? Based on data published by NHS England they analyse whether your cancer pathways are in control, and how often they are expected to breach, so you know what action you need to take.