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Finally Phinished

I finally graduate on Monday… two days time.  I have designed, researched, written, rewritten, printed, submitted, defended, corrected and completed my PhD thesis.  Some 340 odd pages and 120k of words (I count the appendices!)  Probably more like 500k words … 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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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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#OnDevo – Greater Manchester Devolution Blogs from Policy@Manchester

I wrote a blog a little while about linked to my research about healthcare regulation and scrutiny across UK healthcare, focusing on the similarities and differences in the devolved nations in the UK. Today, Im proud to say it is … 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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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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