Demand and capacity core model

This model will help you to understand the demand and capacity needs of services with a simple pathway.

The core model is suitable for elective services with ‘simple’ pathways e.g. where patients are referred in, booked ahead (more than one day) for an appointment, and then move on to their next stage of treatment after being seen.

You can use these models to inform decision-making and planning in supporting the delivery of timely care to patients.

This model will provide an estimate of:

  • the capacity needed to meet the demand for your service
  • the appropriate size for your waiting list in order to see patients in a timely manner.

Core model: video walkthrough

This video tutorial walks through the core model stage by stage. The walkthrough has been set up as a playlist, consisting of videos that relate to particular sections of the model.

If you would like to learn more about a particular section of the model, click on the YouTube logo – this will take you to a YouTube page listing the individual videos, and the sections of the model they relate to.

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