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Winter Planning – No Surprises?

  • July 15th, 2015

  • by Rob Findlay

A guest post by Jonathon Fagge, who has been through five winter planning seasons as an NHS Commissioner – three as a Director and two as CEO. He asks two big questions: how could it be done better, and why isn't it?

English waiting list reaches record size

  • July 14th, 2015

  • by Rob Findlay

The English waiting list grew seasonally in May to reach a record size. But waiting times remained steady, as the deterioration was concentrated in shorter-waiting specialties.

Waits improve in England as ‘managed breach’ continues illicitly

  • June 17th, 2015

  • by Rob Findlay

The English NHS carried on treating long-waiters in April as if the 'managed breach' had never come to an end, scoring a significant improvement in waiting times.

The annual planning round (and round, and round)

  • September 23rd, 2013

  • by Rob Findlay

How can we structure this year's planning round, to stop it from going around in circles?

Treat more, clear the backlog! Slow down, you’re over-performing!

  • May 20th, 2013

  • by Rob Findlay

Did your annual plan resolve the tension between 18 weeks and limited resources? Or was that tension handed on for operational managers to resolve somehow? Are they succeeding? How do you know?