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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.

Achieving cancer waiting times targets

  • April 12th, 2017

  • by Rob Findlay

Cancer pathways are complex. But you still need to model the capacity needed to achieve short waiting times. Here's how to do it, with Gooroo Planner.

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.

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.

How to achieve your RTT trajectories

  • August 9th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

NHS Improvement's financial "reset" includes challenging RTT trajectories with money attached. Firefighting isn't enough - you need to plan this properly. Fortunately, Gooroo Planner takes it in its stride. Here's how to do it.

Winter is coming – why you need to plan for it now

  • August 9th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Winter: season of full beds, cancelled theatre sessions, and frustrated surgeons. With a bit of careful planning, it doesn't have to be like this.

Understanding discrepancies when tracking long-waiters against plan

  • June 30th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

How many patients are expected to breach the target every week? It's a good question. To answer it, you need to understand how patients are being scheduled.

Why planning should be part of performance reporting

  • May 17th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Most performance reports tell you what happened, but not whether it was enough. That's a pretty big omission, and the only way to fix it is to have a plan and track your progress against it. What does that look like? And how do you actually do it?

The cost of theatres

  • May 13th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

How late is a "late start" in your operating theatres? If I told you they probably cost something like £20 a minute, how late is a "late start" now?

The perfect partners: constant capacity planning and achieving targets throughout

  • April 21st, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Lower costs, more activity, and less fire-fighting. What's not to like about constant capacity planning, coupled with achieving your targets every week of the year? Now Gooroo Planner does both together, and even does it automatically.