Category Archives: lean

How not to be lean

How not to be ‘lean’ Last month an opinion piece was published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine decrying lean or ‘medical Taylorism’ and arguing that amongst other things that approaches used to standardise care have gone too … Continue reading

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Learning Lean

A friend of mine, published this diagram today on his Facebook wall.  (I’m not sure where it is from or who developed it, but it seems to be linked to ‘Big Up the NHS’, apologies if I have that wrong). It compares … Continue reading

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Healthcare Systems Engineering

This is the second of two blogs about working as an engineer. Direct engineering technical skills can help in many areas of healthcare for example, in clinical engineering roles such as those in nuclear medicine and in medical physics treating cancer patients , in … Continue reading

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Why I left industrial engineering…

This is the first of two blogs about being an engineer… Today is National Women in Engineering Day in the UK, the Royal Academy of Engineering has estimated there is a shortage of about 1 Million engineers and technicians in … Continue reading

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My PhD visual control board

As indicated previously, I have had a go at a visual management board to help me work this year and to help me feel like I am progressing. We have been advised to read 2 papers a day (so that … Continue reading

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