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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.

Introducing monthly A&E control charts

  • November 9th, 2017

  • by Rob Findlay

The 4-hour A&E target is the highest profile performance target in the English NHS. We analyse every Trust's performance each month using control charts, and this is an introduction.

Interpreting Capacity analysis: the control Charts

  • June 21st, 2017

  • by Rob Findlay

Is your bed flow designed to deliver regular crises? Is theatre performance stable? Control charts analyse your bed, theatre and clinic capacity for different days of the week, so that you can tell what was expected performance and what was unusual.