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St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom, 2009/10/13 - The UK-based, specialist healthcare quality, innovation and productivity improvement enabler, Amnis, has agreed a programme of five one-day workshops with the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM).
Beginning with ‘Service Improvement & Lean for Managers and Executives’ (in London, on 27th October), the series continues with ‘Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement’ (Birmingham, 17th November); ‘Problem Solving Tools for Service Improvement & Innovation’ (London, 1st December); ‘Sustaining Lean’ (Birmingham, 19th January 2010), and concludes with ‘Thinking Strategically’ (Birmingham, 9th February).
The IHM’s Phil Slinger commented: “The IHM is the professional organisation for managers throughout healthcare - including the NHS; independent providers; healthcare consultants and the Armed Forces. Our focus is on improving patient/user care through the promotion of excellence in healthcare management.
“Our members abide by the Healthcare Management Code which requires managers to keep their skills and competences up to date and so we are delighted to be able to add these five workshops to our portfolio of continuous professional development (CPD) resources.”
“The five workshops tackle key issues in today’s healthcare sector: the application of Lean principles to improve service provision; continuous improvement; problem solving, and strategic thinking,” he added. “These are vital issues for healthcare managers – and their approach to these issues has important consequences for their staff and those for whom they care.”
Mark Eaton, managing director of Amnis, added: “As a consultancy which specialises in innovation, transformation and organisational improvement, helping clients plan and deploy strategies for successful transformation, Amnis helps its clients not only to deliver sustainable change but also to develop their capability to tackle their next challenges. Consequently, our partnership with the IHM is intended to help develop the skills and capabilities of healthcare managers working across the UK.”
About the workshops
Service Improvement & Lean for Managers and Executives (London, 27 October)
• Executive Overview of the Lean Principles;
• Managing Successful Improvement Programmes;
• Engaging Front-Line Teams;
• Managing People through Improvement;
• Structuring a Service Improvement Programme.
Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement (Birmingham, 17 November)
• An understanding of improvement and improvement programmes;
• How organisational culture is formed, shaped and changed;
• The journey to a new culture;
• Leading front-line teams to success.
Problem Solving Tools for Service Improvement & Innovation (London, 1 December)
• An understanding of Innovation;
• Problem solving concepts and tools;
• Tools and approaches to encourage innovation;
• Structuring problem solving activities and programmes.
Sustaining Lean (Birmingham, 19 January 2010)
• Making Lean Work;
• Engaging Individuals & Teams;
• Building a Lean Culture.
Thinking Strategically (Birmingham, 9 February 2010)
• Strategic Thinking;
• Strategic Planning Tools;
• Putting together and implementing Strategic Plans.
About the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM)
The IHM is the professional organisation for managers throughout healthcare, including the NHS; Independent Providers; Healthcare Consultants and the Armed Forces.
The IHM’s focus is on improving patient/user care wherever and whenever healthcare is needed. The route to achieving this is through the promotion of excellence in healthcare management.
The IHM achieves this by:
• Publishing standards of management practice;
• Promoting the IHM Code (covering behavioural and ethical aspects of management practice);
• Establishing a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) framework;
• Promoting CPD and moving towards implementing a CPD validation mechanism;
• Holding CPD events in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland;
• Establishing a coaches database to support members when they choose an executive coach.
The IHM has access to the highest offices of the NHS. Many of the senior players in the NHS are members of the IHM. More importantly, by promoting CPD, the IHM influences the management practice of thousands of managers.
About Amnis Limited
Working with both public and private sector organisations, Amnis (amnis.uk.com) is a consultancy which specialises in innovation, transformation and organisational improvement, helping clients plan and deploy strategies for successful transformation. Its goal is to help clients not only deliver sustainable change but also to develop their capability to tackle their next challenges.
Providing both consultancy and training services, Amnis’ team includes specialists in Lean/Six Sigma, organisational development, strategic planning, change management and systems thinking.