Lean Healthcare – Green Belt


LEAN Six Sigma has become the fastest spreading and most successful approach to continuous improvement across all healthcare sectors. An essential element of LEAN Six Sigma roll-out is Green Belt training.

This training course will expose delegates to the powerful tools and methodologies necessary to successfully lead and contribute to improvement projects within the organisation. The aim of the programme is to produce graduates who possess the pre-requisite knowledge of theory and practice of LEAN Six Sigma to enable them to participate in process improvement efforts in their organisations. This includes successfully leading a Green Belt team and contributing in a practical and value-added manner to a Black Belt team project.

This course is suitable for consultants, NCHDs, nurses, health and social care professionals and senior and middle managers who are or would like to be involved in improving performance and patient outcomes.

This course will take place each Thursday evening between 21 January 2021 and 15 April 2021 between 5-8pm.

Learning objectives

  • Have a good understanding of a variety of graphical and team based problem solving tools and the manner in which these are combined in the process of solving well-defined and narrowly scoped business problems
  • Have a good understanding of basic statistical concepts, while recognising limits of current knowledge.
  • Be able to apply well-established technical and creative tools to solve well-defined and narrowly scoped process problems.
  • Be able to participate in the planning and management of well-defined and narrowly scoped patient pathway or process redesign projects.
  • Be able to employ an investigative and data driven approach to establish the source of well-defined process engineering problems.
  • Be able to identify, and plan for effective implementation of, solutions to a variety of well-defined process/pathway problems.
  • Be able to work effectively as a leader of  a cross functional problem solving team, taking responsibility for the work of team members.
  • Have a good appreciation of the importance of effective communication in managing organisational change.
  • Demonstrate, through successful completion of a narrowly scoped process-engineering project, that the learner understands the discipline of the approach and can deliver a meaningful patient pathway or process improvement project.