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Delayed Transfers of Care. Are they a problem everywhere?

Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOCs) are clogging up the NHS!……Are they?…..Really? What do DTOCs look like in your NHS Acute Trust? What’s causing it? Whose fault is it? In the first of our FREE INSIGHTS we have published two interactive charts which show the trends in DTOC patients over the past 3 years. They can […]

What’s driving A&E 4 hour performance? Its probably not the A&E department!

Here at VVSS Online we think its important to start with looking at the facts, and taking the mythology and folklore out of the planning and decision making process for A&E. In this blog we have prepared some visualisations showing the correlation (or not) between 4 hour performance and a number of other variables at […]

Elective procedures could be cancelled in January but how has the NHS in your area coped so far?

With the cancellation of elective procedures hitting the headlines we take a look at how the size and length of waiting lists is changing over time. The extent to which procedures are cancelled over January won’t be known for a month or two but understanding how well providers are coping in the run up to […]

NHS in Crisis? On average probably, but we all know the problem with averages.

Scratch the surface of the latest headlines however, and it’s clear that the pressure on A&E is being felt differently in different parts of the country, with around three quarters of Trusts coping with the pressure far better than the rest. We’ve analysed the latest data with our interactive tool VVSS Online to take a […]

For the sake of Auld Lang Syne! New Year’s Eve creates massive increase in A&E activity but its not just A&E that feels the pressure. The whole system gets overwhelmed

The expectation is that the NHS will be well prepared for the increase in demand over the winter period. After all it happens every year! True, but there’s winter pressure and there’s massive winter pressure. Potentially we the people are creating some of the problem. When we begin to analyse urgent care statistics for the […]