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Covid-19 planning part 2 – the recovery

  • July 15th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

A technical guide to planning the post-covid recovery, with an emphasis on elective care. Updated on 15 July 2020..

Elective waits topped 34 weeks in May

  • July 15th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

An enormous and invisible backlog is building up during covid, as referrals are delayed.

Waiting times rising by one week, every week, as covid shuts routine elective care

  • June 16th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

English waiting times rose from 26.5 to 30.6 weeks in April, with over a million patients waiting longer than 18 weeks, and 11,000 waiting longer than a year.

Advanced forecasting for NHS demand and capacity planning post-covid

  • June 9th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Covid has disrupted everything. So we are integrating advanced forecasting techniques into Gooroo Planner, to respond quickly to the shifting levels of demand.

Gooroo Planner upgrade: faster, easier uploads

  • May 20th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Now you can upload all your data files in a single step, and it even creates your reports for you.

Covid-19 shutdown hits elective waits hard

  • May 18th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

The request to postpone elective care was enacted quickly and comprehensively, the latest RTT data suggests.

The state of RTT waiting times before covid-19

  • April 14th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

February’s data on referral-to-treatment (RTT) waiting times is the last before elective activity was largely shut down, as part of the colossal effort to free beds for covid-19 patients. We... Read more

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