Covid-19 planning tool

Edge Health have been at the forefront of helping to understand the impact of Covid-19 on the NHS.

The NHS already facing unprecedented demands from the unfolding crisis and will get more significant as the number of cases continue to grow.

Getting your organisation prepared is important to effectively manage the crisis and communicate with staff and wider population.


Our Covid-19 demand planning tool has been developed to help. This tool provides:

  • Demand projections for a range of scenarios, calibrated daily

  • Admissions into hospital ward beds for people that are severely ill

  • Occupancy of hospital ward beds

  • Admissions into critical care beds for people that are critically ill

  • Occupancy of critical care beds

In addition to admissions and occupancy, we are adding functionality to understand:

  • Staffing requirements

  • Oxygen supply requirements

  • Community impact


The Covid-19 demand planning tool is based on your local data and our widely reported scenario model that benefits from our on-going and detailed research and analysis that is tracking national developments, such as the impact of school closures.

The tool is freely accessible at a regional level here. This is based on assumptions from 18th March 2020, which does not include the effect of Government policy announced on Monday 23rd of March 2020.

For the Trusts level analysis this includes:

  • Detailed projections for your Trust calibrated to your catchment area

  • Updated scenarios refined from our research and analysis of Covid-19

  • Daily refresh based on situation report updates, which you provide via a template

Enquire here for more information.


Please note that all of our modelling is based on the available data and understanding of Covid-19 - both of these are changing rapidly. We will seek to ensure that the model reflects our learning, but its outputs are only intended as an aid for planning.​ Users of the tool do so at their own risk and Edge Health cannot accept liability for how the tool is used. 


(Version 1 - 18 March)