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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.

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.

English waiting list grew by over 12 per cent year-on-year

  • March 14th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Officially, England only just missed the 18 week target. Unofficially things were much worse because of non-reporting Trusts. What is most worrying is that the waiting list has grown by over 12 per cent year on year.

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.

Upgrade: constant capacity

  • February 24th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

The latest (free) upgrade to Gooroo Planner includes constant capacity modelling, zero profiling, overhauled dataset settings, and revised capacity calculations.