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Outpatients drive elective recovery in November

  • January 19th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

Elective waits had their best covid month so far, thanks to the recovery in outpatient services. But pent-up demand continues to build in the community.

Referral-to-treatment waiting time targets have reached the end of the road

  • December 21st, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

The focus this winter should be reducing risk for clinical priority patients

Waiting times will probably top 52 weeks by March

  • December 14th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Waiting times would have to grow a lot slower than they did over the summer, to avoid an England-wide breach of 52 weeks by the end of March.

Major upgrade to Gooroo Planner – advanced forecasting

  • December 8th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

We have today released a major upgrade to the statistical power of Gooroo Planner.

Advanced forecasting in Gooroo Planner – how it works

  • December 8th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

After a lot of research, we identified the most skilful advanced forecasting techniques for NHS demand and performance, and built them into Gooroo Planner. This is how they work.

Elective recovery fails to halt soaring waiting times

  • November 16th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

September was the NHS's best chance to arrest the rapid deterioration in elective waiting times. But the challenge was too great.

England is losing sight of its long waits

  • October 12th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

More and more waiting lists are disappearing into the 52-week-plus category.

Covid-19 planning – phase 3 and beyond

  • September 16th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

The focus may be on activity now, but demand will return to centre stage.

Elective waits reach 40 weeks

  • September 14th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

The NHS's warning threshold for extreme long waits has become the norm.

Efforts to treat long-waiters were overwhelmed in June

  • August 17th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

The NHS managed to admit more long-waiting patients in June, but the numbers were small and waiting times rose rapidly.