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Spreadsheets, errors, and NHS planning

  • October 27th, 2010

  • by Rob Findlay

NHS planning is too complex, and too reliant on database queries, to be done reliably with spreadsheets.

From Challenged Trust to Foundation Trust (2)

  • October 26th, 2010

  • by Rob Findlay

Why turning the hospital upside-down could be the best way forward.

From Challenged Trust to Foundation Trust?

  • October 19th, 2010

  • by Rob Findlay

How boring old accountancy could save the day for Challenged Trusts.

Gooroo Research Paper: How many urgent slots?

  • October 12th, 2010

  • by Rob Findlay

How many appointment slots should you hold back for urgent referrals?

Do GP Commissioners need MBAs?

  • October 5th, 2010

  • by Rob Findlay

No. They just need to be GPs.

Outpatient experience for surgical trainees

  • September 28th, 2010

  • by Rob Findlay

Surgical trainees aren't getting enough outpatient experience, and more training time is needed. How can this be done without further reducing outpatient productivity?

Many ways to breach 18 weeks

  • September 21st, 2010

  • by Rob Findlay

Why do hospitals breach the 18-week target? A tour of the numbers reveals a bewildering variety of reasons.

Providers will be the innovators

  • September 14th, 2010

  • by Rob Findlay

Why service innovation and detailed pathway analysis are jobs for providers, not GP Consortia.

A study of short-stay emergencies

  • September 7th, 2010

  • by Rob Findlay

A study of short-stay emergency admissions points to dark compromises in A&E departments.

Referral management: don’t second-guess GPs

  • August 31st, 2010

  • by Rob Findlay

A good report from the King's Fund says that referral management centres don't work, but review and audit of GP referral practice does.