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Beyond the spreadsheet

Spreadsheets struggle with the demands of modern NHS planning: complex clinical pathways, the impact of medicine on surgery, and waiting time trajectories. And even if you could solve all that, what would operational managers make of it?

Blog posts

Loading the data into Gooroo Planner

  • October 12th, 2017

  • by Rob Findlay

If you're an information professional then you'll probably want to ask: How do you get data into Gooroo Planner? And how difficult is it?

How to work out your waiting time trajectories accurately

  • October 6th, 2016

  • by Rob Findlay

Long-wait trajectories are easy to ask for, and surprisingly hard to calculate. But with a skilful model and a bit of luck, you could achieve precision planning for your trajectories. In this longer read we go deep into the detail.

“I need our long-wait trajectories for a meeting tomorrow!”

  • November 27th, 2017

  • by Rob Findlay

A long-waits forecast that was accurate down to the last patient? Yes, and two months running too. We'd be the first to admit there was a lot of luck in it. But you have to be shooting pretty straight to get that lucky...