HSJ feature – Exploring how elective care demand and capacity modelling must take a new form

Amid an array of new complications, historic models for elective care will need to be reimagined and patient safety remain a guiding principle, argues our founder, Karina Malhotra.

As a direct consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, elective care waiting lists are longer than ever before. As the NHS begins to recommence elective care, it is vital to consider innovative approaches to enable an efficient and successful recovery whilst maintaining patient safety at the core.

In this article we explore which tools and resources should receive focus – in particular we discuss the importance of data quality and scenario-based capacity planning. The article also highlights how these may need to be adapted to respond to the uncertainty still present in the healthcare landscape where the pandemic continues to have a very real impact.

Acumentice prides itself in approaching elective care recovery with bespoke and innovative solutions to suit each NHS organisation’s unique needs.

Read the full article here