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Visit to NHS Blood & Transplant – Continuous Improvement

Embedding continuous improvement within a diverse healthcare organisation.

7 Jun 2018


NHS Blood & Transplant

This visit was hosted by NHS Blood & Transplant, and gave Q members insight on development and application of continuous improvement within a diverse and highly complex organisation. NHS Blood & Transplant has a unique role within the wider NHS of saving and improving lives through relationships and services delivered to both volunteer donors and hospitals.


  • Understand the journey of continuous improvement within NHS Blood and Transplant that originated in lean principles.
  • See first-hand how processes have been improved in different settings of manufacturing, laboratory and support functions using continuous improvement principles.
  • Understand how continuous improvement functions are responding to business needs and cultural challenges.
  • Understand how the organisation’s external partnerships and exchange forums contribute to the continuation and development of best practice.

Who would benefit from this Q Visit?
This visit is relevant for all Q members, in particular Q members:

  • interested in continuous improvement, Lean, process improvement,
  • working in blood donation, transplant, clinical science
  • based in the South West.

20 spaces are available for Q members on a first-come first-basis.

Q Visit – NHS Blood & Transplant Filton from The Health Foundation on Vimeo.