Lean Forum - 3rd Lean Healthcare Forum

2nd October 2006 National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, UK

The third Lean Healthcare Forum began with progress reports from the pioneering NHS Trusts in Bolton and Wirral.

Delegates were then offered a choice of three workshop streams: the first stream, ‘Lean in Hospitals’ showcased the achievements of four very different trusts including Gwent who showed how they realised that early RIE approach had not actually translated into sustained, system-wide operations management. The second focused on the early stages of implementing lean in primary care – including a presentation from East Devon PCT on tackling failure demand for emergency care which highlighted the importance of having someone reponsible for managing the end-to-end process for patients. The third stream was designed for lean experts with sessions on a range of issues from understanding demand to engaging key players to achieve real cultural change.



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