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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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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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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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Academic lean practitioner?

Academic lean practitioner?  Can those words be put together?  The joke I have realised during this past year of academia, is that as there is more [value adding] research, reading, thinking and writing to do, academics procrastinate more, there are even … 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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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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