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Why 18 weeks might never be achieved again

  • May 31st, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

England might breach the 18 week waiting times target again in April. After that, it might be gone for good.

Worst ever breach of England’s 18-weeks target

  • May 17th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

It was another bad month for England's 18 week waiting times - the worst performance since the "incomplete pathways" target was introduced in 2012, powered by the largest waiting list since January 2008.

Why planning should be part of performance reporting

  • May 17th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Most performance reports tell you what happened, but not whether it was enough. That's a pretty big omission, and the only way to fix it is to have a plan and track your progress against it. What does that look like? And how do you actually do it?

The cost of theatres

  • May 13th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

How late is a "late start" in your operating theatres? If I told you they probably cost something like £20 a minute, how late is a "late start" now?

The perfect partners: constant capacity planning and achieving targets throughout

  • April 21st, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Lower costs, more activity, and less fire-fighting. What's not to like about constant capacity planning, coupled with achieving your targets every week of the year? Now Gooroo Planner does both together, and even does it automatically.

18 weeks breached again as waiting list grows

  • April 19th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

The 18 weeks target was breached again, if you allow for non-reporting Trusts. But how was it possible for waiting times to improve slightly, when the waiting list grew, admissions were down, and less capacity was devoted to long waiters?

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.

Standard licences to replace read-only in September

  • April 8th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

In September 2016 we are going to replace Gooroo Planner's unsupported free read-only licences with supported Standard licences. The price? Just £1,000+VAT per user per year.