Lean is the culture of relentless elimination of waste to ensure all services provided are safe, high quality, available at the required time and delivered in a cost effective manner. It is about developing and empowering staff to problem solve in order to continuously pursue perfection. The principles of Lean originate from a manufacturing background. This course translates these effective quality improvement strategies into the healthcare environment through theory, practical activities and examples from acute, community and primary care settings.
This programme looks at the introduction and application of Lean methodologies in healthcare across all staff groups by providing basic Lean training for individuals who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of Lean principles, and how these relate to their workplace.
Who is this event aimed at?
This programme is designed for staff in any post/department within member organisations wanting to gain an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Lean methodologies or those who already have a basic knowledge of Lean improvement tools and wish to refresh their knowledge.
What will attendees learn at this event / workshop?
On completion of the programme attendees should have a greater understanding and knowledge of how:
- Lean theory, methodology, tools and techniques can deliver improvements in all aspects of health care today.
- Using Lean as the basis of service redesign can improve the quality of patient care and reduce variability in service provision, whilst generating required cost savings.
18 January 2017
09:00 to 17:00
Preston Marriott Hotel