Tag Archives: lean

Reflections on improvement overburden

Quite recently I have gone back ‘into improvement practice’ after doing my PhD and policy jobs for the last 5 years. So back into the cut and thrust of ‘doing’ improvement work rather than thinking and writing about it. Back … Continue reading

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OD, QI or both?

Matthew Mezey from the #Qcommunity has been begging me to write something on OD and QI, ever since we chatted about it at the Health Foundation annual reception last year. It has been something I have been thinking about for … Continue reading

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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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