Lean Healthcare Overview
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.
This e-learning 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.
Virtual College has specialised in lean training for over a decade; and drawing on our 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. For more information about how they implement lean techniques in a healthcare setting, visit the Lean Healthcare Academy.
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Introduction to Lean
- History and Waste
- Lean Healthcare
- Lean Tools
- Culture Change
- The Next Step
Target AudienceThis 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).
DurationIt is estimated that this module will take approximately 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.
CertificationOn completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
CPD AccreditationThe content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
Entry RequirementsThere are no specific entry requirements for this course
What our customers have said'Accessible and flexible'
ST, North Yorkshire PCT; 20/03/2009
'I can do it in my own time'
MD, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital HNS Foundation Trust; 29/04/2009
Cost and Discounts
£30+ VAT - This cost is for a single user.
Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact , or telephone Sales on 01943-605976.
How it Works
The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.
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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.
You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.
The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.
Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course
This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 3 hours.
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