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Covid-19 and RTT waiting times

  • April 1st, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

An elective shutdown during the covid-19 outbreak is likely to affect the very longest waiting patients most

Covid-19 planning part 1 – the shutdown

  • March 18th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

A technical document about modelling elective shutdown during the covid-19 peak in Gooroo Planner, with a focus on scenarios for reducing elective care.

Waits drift upwards as lack of focus continues

  • March 16th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Waiting times are creeping up as waiting list management processes wither

RTT waits jump to 25 weeks

  • February 18th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Elective waiting times jumped to 25 weeks in England, as admission rates fell unusually low even for a December.

On a maximum 92% bed occupancy

  • February 11th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Was the centre right to call for lower bed occupancies below 92%? Yes.

Automated planning with the Planner API

  • February 6th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Gooroo Planner's web interface is flexible and powerful. But for regular planning updates, let the Planner API take the work off you.

Waiting list would need to shrink to 2015 levels, to re-achieve 18 week waits

  • January 14th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Four years of waiting list growth would need to be undone to achieve the NHS Constitution standard again.

Annual planning with Gooroo Planner

  • January 14th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

There's some pretty heavy number-crunching in the annual planning process. With fast, comprehensive planning, built-in collaboration, and expert support, Gooroo Planner is ideal for the task.

It’s a bad autumn for the waiting list as admissions falter

  • December 18th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

When the NHS keeps up with demand, the waiting list shrinks in the autumn. It isn't shrinking.

Managing to the RTT target

  • December 2nd, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

A deeper dive into the incentives created by various elective waiting time targets, compared with patient-centred booking.