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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.

A target 8.5 week average RTT wait?

  • December 2nd, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Will one kind of "managing to the target" simply be replaced by another?

Gooroo Planner upgrade: tactical activity planning for operational managers

  • November 26th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Now you can edit week-by-week activity directly in the Profiling screen, and watch waiting times rise and fall as you work. This and other goodies in the latest upgrade.

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RCEM: Bed occupancy – time for a new message

  • November 20th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) kindly invited me to speak at their Policy Forum. My case was not so much that 85% is the wrong answer, but that bed occupancy is the wrong question.

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Biggest ever waiting list as general election looms

  • November 20th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

The best way for the next government to reduce waiting times will be steadily and patiently, by keeping up with demand. Not with a blitz of waiting list initiatives.