Tag Archives: improvement

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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Good Cop, Bad Cop – Can a healthcare regulator be both?

I have had another blog published on the Policy@Manchester Website It is about the changes for TDA and Monitor (English healthcare scrutiny organisations) becoming NHS Improvement, and from my research so far, what I have learnt that could benefit regulators … Continue reading

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Audit and Improvement

I have been reading The Audit Society by Michael Power, after it was recommended to me in relation to my research. Written in 1997, it describes the processes and trends in which western societies have developed audit and assurance processes … Continue reading

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‘You can’t inspect for quality’

‘You can’t inspect for quality!’  I don’t suppose there are many people who work or study in the world of quality improvement in either industry or healthcare that can’t have heard that phase, or a phrase like it. Quality Control is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday UK Lean Healthcare

I went to a conference recently, well a celebratory event about improvement in the NHS (it wasn’t actually a birthday party).  It was a fairly typical regional type conference designed to encourage and enthuse front-line staff in improvement activity, specifically lean activity and provide … Continue reading

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