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Interpreting Capacity analysis: the Overview

  • April 8th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

The Overview is a powerful visualisation, so that you can quickly and expertly spot the opportunities to make better use of your theatres and clinics. This post helps you interpret it.

Interpreting Capacity analysis: the Detail

  • April 8th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

The Detail view lays out what happened in theatre or clinic, every minute of the day. This is how to interpret it.

Interpreting Capacity analysis: the Charts

  • April 8th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

The Charts view gives you a statistical analysis of theatre and clinic usage on different days of the week. This is how it works, and how you interpret it.

Tailgating – the false economy of letting the waiting list grow

  • April 7th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Tailgating strategies powered the global financial crisis. Now the NHS is doing it too.

Waiting time targets – like happiness – are best pursued indirectly

  • March 29th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

It sounds sensible to book patients in before they breach the target. But in practice it is unfair, unsafe, and keeps waiting times on the brink of failure. There is a better way.

Planning a hospital for constant capacity – a worked example

  • March 16th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

In principle, we can plan the hospital to smooth out expensive peaks and troughs in capacity. In practice we need to apply some common sense too.

If the NHS had cruise control – the importance of constant capacity

  • March 10th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Keeping waiting times close to the brink is a false economy. Make headroom once, and you can run the hospital more cheaply forever.

Adaptable – how NHS planning is rediscovering its purpose

  • March 9th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

The old, centralised, annualised approach to planning and performance management is fading. In its place is emerging something much more adaptable, much more granular, and much more useful.

How to use the new constant capacity settings

  • February 24th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Capacity in the NHS can be a bit of a bumpy ride, with expensive escalation beds and extra sessions. Gooroo Planner can help you smooth things out, with new constant capacity modelling.

Modelling complex patient pathways

  • January 7th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Clinical pathways don't always run in straight lines. Here is how you can model even quite complex pathways quickly and easily using Gooroo Planner.