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“Yes, I know we treated more patients than last year. But the question is: was it enough?”

With the Planner API you can always have the answer to hand. It automatically updates your plans every quarter, every month, or even every week. You can choose all your favourite scenarios, like: business as usual; deliver the annual plan; and achieve the waiting times targets in 3 months’, 6 months’, and 12 months’ time. It returns week-by-week plans for every service, ready for collection by your regular management reports, so that whenever you update your outturn performance you can see which planning trajectory you are on.


A whole host of features...

With every one of the benefits Gooroo offers there's also a whole host of features worth mentioning

  • Planner API automates your regular planning.

  • Set it to refresh your planning whenever you like - every quarter, every month, or every week - so your planning is always up to date with the latest developments.

  • Can run overnight with no human involvement.

  • Returns week-by-week, month-by-month, and overall plans for every service, ready for collection by your regular management information systems.

  • Full range of planning scenarios available - run all the scenarios you need.

  • Automatically shares the results with your choice of colleagues.

Blog posts

The problem with annual planning

  • August 14th, 2017

  • by Rob Findlay

In theory, the NHS has highly sophisticated processes for finance and activity planning. In practice they are rather less polished. So here are two changes that would transform planning for the better.

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Automating Gooroo capacity planning – your way

  • March 17th, 2015

  • by Rob Findlay

We've created a powerful new app that runs on your server to automate Gooroo. Here's how to use it.

The case for separating ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ facilities

  • March 12th, 2018

  • by Rob Findlay

There are arguments for and against splitting hot and cold facilities. How would you decide? This example from a real NHS hospital shows how careful modelling can lead to a clear recommendation.

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?