Published: 17/04/2003, Volume II3, No. 5851 Page 22

We have been working on a dataset and mindset to help 'analysis, forecasting and planning' in relation to waiting lists.

John Appleby et al lists this as the first action point for tackling waiting lists in his feature ('Catch up, keep up', pages 24-27, 3 April).

Trusts are urged to visit our website, where they can find an off-the-shelf solution to get them going on this: a dataset that brings together demand, capacity and utilisation and numerous case studies where the dataset has been used.

See www. modern. nhs. uk/rowbi Ray Foley ROWBI project manager NHS Modernisation Agency