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PTL Analysis 


Waiting List Size


PTL accuracy


Sustainable Improvement


informed operational  decision making 


your PTL accuracy

From Source Group’s work delivering the NHSE/I commissioned 2020/21 national data quality programme, analysing 137 Trust’s PTLs for 10-months and validating 400,000 pathways, we discovered that the average Trust’s PTL is inflated by 15% with:            


  • Non-RTT pathways that are live but should not be on the Incomplete PTL          

  • Pathways that have been discharged but remain on the PTL          

  • Duplicates

These errors have a drastic impact on the Trust’s waiting list size and RTT performance. An inaccurate PTL also impacts demand and capacity modelling and operational decision making, jeopardising your ability to operationally manage your patients. Source Group’s PTL Analysis supports you in identifying the pathways on your PTL that are most likely to be removed when validated, allowing you to target validation accuracy to achieve an accurate PTL. This significantly increases the efficiency of Trust validation activity, meaning more results are achieved with drastically less administrative resources required.


The PTL Analysis also assists Trust’s in identifying the root cause of the data quality issue, allowing it to be rectified to prevent recurrence, leading to a more accurate PTL in the short AND long term.


Source Group’s PTL Analysis provides a rapid analysis, utilising agile methodology that facilitates the generation of a comprehensive report within 24 hours!

300% increase 

Demonstrated to improve validation efficiency by 300%

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Case Study

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust utilised the PTL Analysis results to achieve PTL removals equivalent to 2.8% of their waiting list size each month.

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Report provided

within 24 hours  

No requirement to integrate with Trusts systems   


delivery model  

Model of delivery

Source Groups analysis methodology facilitates rapid delivery and

minimises requirement for Trust staff intervention  

Our Experience


“I would highly recommend Source Group as a validation provider

and Clear PTL as a validation management tool”  


Tracey Sentance – Head of Operations - United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Our Experience

Delivered three national and multiple regional NHSE/I commissioned data quality programmes

First organisation to successfully deliver a live national PTL

Analysed over 200 million pathways spanning 137 Acute Trusts 

Validated over 3 million pathways across 75 Acute Trusts 

Provided RTT training to over 70 NHS Trusts

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