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Adapting Lean ideas for safety and flow in healthcare at Nissan with NETS – 10th to 12th February 2016

6th November 2015

IFI_NETS_615_303To learn about adapting Lean ideas from industry to improve safety and flow in healthcare, we are running an innovative event at Nissan UK from Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th February 2016. The event is being delivered by Iain Smith, Head of the North East Transformation System, with guest facilitation from some of his fellow Health Foundation Q participants.

There is a growing body of case literature which suggests that the industrial engineering and systems techniques from Japan’s automotive sector can be effective in healthcare. Following the success of this summer’s innovation from industry event, the NETS team has been working to setup another opportunity for NHS improvement leaders to tour a world class manufacturing facility and debrief how the learning and concepts might be used to help improve quality and safety of healthcare. To facilitate the process of transferring ideas, we have secured Cameron Stark, Maryanne Mariyaselvam and Bruce Gray from The Health Foundation’s Q Initiative Founding Cohort to join us. Over the duration of the event, Iain, Cameron, Maryanne and Bruce will share their experiences of introducing ideas from industry to improve healthcare and facilitate discussion and debrief sessions with delegates.

Factory tours will take place at Nissan Motor Manufacturing’s Wearside plant with learning, presentation and debrief sessions being held at the Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation (SASMI) which is adjacent to the plant.

The event is aimed at healthcare quality improvement leaders of all levels. As availability is limited to 30 delegates, early booking is advised.

Contact us at to book your place. (Booking fee and terms apply)