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Managing patient flow and improving efficiencies: the role of technology

Blog post 18/08/2017Sophie Castle-Clarke

Long read: Having witnessed tracking technology first hand in two American health care organisations, Sophie Castle-Clarke sets out its strengths and how to implement it successfully.

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Making patient flow everybody’s business

Blog post 26/10/2016Nuffield Trust

Rob Sainsbury of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust explains how the trust went from struggling with A&E performance and flow issues to being a top national performer in just one year.

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Understanding patient flow in hospitals

Briefing 11/10/2016

This briefing draws on theories about congestion to look at why the aim that 95% of patients attending A&E should be admitted, discharged or transferred within four hours has become more difficult to meet, and what can be done about it.

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Hospital bed squeeze is being miscounted and causing congestion

Press release 11/10/2016

A new report analyses patient flow through hospitals in England.

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Urgent care summit – understanding cause and solutions

Conference/seminar 31/03/2015 • 09.30–16.00Amy Caldwell-Nichols | Dr Kate Silvester | Dr Steve Allder

The Nuffield Trust hosted an event exploring the severe pressures facing Accident and Emergency departments.

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Over-stretched hospitals: let's improve how patients are met on arrival, not block the front door

Blog post 30/10/2014Professor David Oliver

David Oliver outlines how tackling hospital crises lies in tackling the way patients move around the health and social care systems, not in managing the front door of the hospital. 

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Reducing length of stay

Conference/seminar 14/10/2014 • 09.00–17.00

This one day seminar heard from a select group of NHS trusts which have made the greatest improvement in length of stay.

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Dr Ian Sturgess: Optimising patient journeys

Presentation 14/10/2014

In this slideshow Dr Ian Sturgess, Director at IMP Healthcare consultancy, explores how we can better understand admitted flow streams and optimise patient journeys.  Dr Sturgess spoke at the …

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Prof David Oliver: older people and acute care.

Presentation 14/10/2014

In this slideshow, Prof David Oliver, Consultant Geriatrician, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, presents on how we can shorten and improve hospital care for older people with complex needs.  …

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