Category Archives: Quality

Q Community

I have some exciting news I would like to share with you. You may have heard of Q* – it is an initiative being led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement. Through Q, people with … Continue reading

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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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What can the devolution of Health and Social care in Manchester learn from oversight in from existing devolved areas of the UK

Hi I just wrote a new blog, which is on the Manchester University Policy Blogs site….it is about what the devolution of health and social care in Manchester oversight proposals could learn from the oversight arrangements that have been established … Continue reading

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Policy Deployment: Bridging the Gap

‘The gap between strategy formulation and its implementation has been cited as one of the main reasons why strategies fail’ (Kunonga, Whitty & Singleton, 2009) Hoshin Kanri focuses attention on key activities for success and through that it helps to … Continue reading

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My hopes following the Virginia Mason Gemba Walk

A couple of weeks ago now, I watched on (slightly horrified and yet hopeful) as Jeremy Hunt MP and current Secretary of State for Health in England, went with a few other senior NHS and Health leaders to visit Virginia … Continue reading

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My first lesson about Quality

When I left school, one of the first summer jobs I had, was in a local Bakery. This is where I learnt some really important quality lessons, which have stayed with me for life and have been just as relevant in … Continue reading

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