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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.

Will covid-19 cause long RTT waiting times?

  • March 16th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

To any politician tempted to blame long RTT waits on covid-19: don't you date

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

RTT waits jump to 25 weeks

  • February 18th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Elective waiting times jumped to 25 weeks in England, as admission rates fell unusually low even for a December.

On a maximum 92% bed occupancy

  • February 11th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Was the centre right to call for lower bed occupancies below 92%? Yes.

Automated planning with the Planner API

  • February 6th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Gooroo Planner's web interface is flexible and powerful. But for regular planning updates, let the Planner API take the work off you.

Waiting list would need to shrink to 2015 levels, to re-achieve 18 week waits

  • January 14th, 2020

  • by Rob Findlay

Four years of waiting list growth would need to be undone to achieve the NHS Constitution standard again.