Lean Healthcare Overview

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 2 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 3 hours towards your CPD.

The Lean Healthcare Overview is a practical introduction to Lean, the philosophy and the tools. It is the best way to start learning about Lean.

Virtual College has specialised in lean training for over a decade; and drawing on their experience of lean techniques in manufacturing industry, began work with partners in the NHS. Our specialist NHS lean consultants now work in hospitals across the UK developing best practice.

This e-learning course is aimed at anyone working in the health and social care sector who would like an overview of Lean (it may also be useful to anyone outside of this sector, who would like an introduction to Lean).

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


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This course covers the following topics:

- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Introduction to Lean
- History and Waste
- Lean Healthcare
- Lean Tools
- Culture Change
- The Next Step


The Lean Healthcare Overview course shows how best Lean practice from manufacturing can be applied successfully in primary and secondary care, as well as across wider health and social care communities. It covers the origins of Lean thinking, its development in the healthcare sector and maps out how Lean can be applied to solve current issues.

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