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St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom, 2009/10/28 - The first masterclass in a series of five being run jointly by the specialist healthcare quality and productivity improvement enabler, Amnis, and the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) has been hailed a resounding success.
The programme focused on the problems of introducing Lean and Service Improvement methodologies into healthcare organisations and was called 'Service Improvement & Lean for Managers and Executives'. Participants came from a variety of primary and secondary care organisations as well as from private organisations.
Jeremy Morris, one of the delegates, said: "The session was clear, well run, participative and engaging. I found the clarity and practicality of the approach excellent.
"There are many things that I will take away from today, including the key experiences from other participants."
Mark Eaton, of Amnis, said: "It was great that everyone derived so much from the session. It is further proof of the benefits of sharing knowledge and experiences both between similar organisations and across health economies."
The IHM's Phil Slinger said: "This was a great start to our programme with Amnis and I am delighted by the excellent feedback and testimonials. We're already discussing running a similar programme in Scotland and are already planning our programme with Amnis for 2010."
Dates for future events are:
17th November - Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement (London)
1st December - Problem Solving Tools for Improvement & Innovation (London)
20th January - Sustaining Lean (Birmingham)
26th February - Thinking Strategically (Birmingham)
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.