Lean Forum – 1st Lean Healthcare Forum


25th January 2006


National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, UK



This First Lean Healthcare Forum in Solihull attracted over 230 delegates from 36 different NHS Hospital Trusts, 20 different Strategic Health Authorities and from a range of primary care trusts, improvement bodies and specialist theraputic areas.

In the morning’s plenary session six different speakers illustrated, with case examples, the opportunity that Lean offers for improving the healthcare system by reducing mortality and medical errors while freeing up capacity and time. After lunch there were breakout discussion sessions for those getting started on their lean journey and those seeking to create end to end patient flows. The forum closed with another plenary to discuss with policy makers and planners the next steps for lean healthcare.

The Opportunities for Lean Thinking in Healthcare

Daniel Jones - Lean Enterprise Academy

Leading Improvement in the NHS: Can 'lean' work in Healthcare?

David Fillingham - Bolton NHS Trust

The Consultant's Perspective

Carol Makin - Wirral Hospital NHS Trust

How 'lean' Are You?

Kate Silvester - West Midland South SHA

The Impact of Lean in Healthcare

Ben Gowland - Mayday University Hospital

Lean on Me

Jan Filochowski - Judge Business School, Cambridge University

The Glenday Sieve

Spreading and Deepening Lean Across Healthcare

Daniel Jones - Lean Enterprise Academy


Diana Cowles - Department of Health

NHS Confederation Future Healthcare Network

Nigel Edwards - NHS Confederation

Is This A Lean Process?

Neil Westwood - NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement

An Intro to the Health and Social Care Information Centre

Esther Ridsdale - Health & Social Care Information Centre

Taking Lean Forward

What to do next – Roles for StHA’s & the NHS Institute

Neil Westwood - NHS Institute for Innovation & Improvement