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‘Which improvement approach is best?’

Without doubt, this is the question I have been asked most during the last 4 months since returning to paid up employment: ‘Which improvement approach do I think, is the best?’ I find it sometimes a tricky question to answer, … Continue reading

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What do you mean by improvement capability?

As part of my PhD, I have been investigating how improvement capability is conceptualised in the research literature and by regulatory agencies in healthcare. As a improvement leader, I realise now, that I used to use this term rather imprecisely, … Continue reading

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Healthcare Engineering

I have been fortunate to be asked to write a blog for the IMechE about healthcare engineering to support their campaign in this area.  This builds on some of my previous writings in this blog. If you want to read … Continue reading

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Reflections from OBHC – finding a research community

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to attend the 10th International Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare Conference (OBHC) held at Cardiff University Business School, which was focused on ‘Attaining, sustaining and spreading improvement: Art or science?’.  I had submitted an … 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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A Brief Guide to Article Writing for the Young Researcher

Originally posted on NEST / PhDs in Transitions:
Photo credit: Nic’s events on Flickr Invited author: Jeroen van den Bergh ICREA Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & VU University Amsterdam Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (EIST) ? A clear…

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Three generations of surgeons, born in the wilderness by @fanusdreyer

Originally posted on dghealth:
Olifantshoek Olifantshoek is a small town in the south-east corner of the Kalahari desert, in a “poort” where a seasonal river flows through. Seasons here are measured in years or decades, not months, but there is…

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