Lean Healthcare – White Belt


LEAN training is now becoming a pre-requisite for many healthcare professionals and organisations. Not only do participants learn excellent techniques for creating value, improving processes and implementing change, but they also develop abilities that are highly portable across the organisation and internationally. With the widespread adoption of quality initiatives in Irish healthcare, it is imperative for all staff within the organisation to have an understanding of LEAN Six Sigma tools, techniques and methodologies.

This training programme is designed to deliver a comprehensive introduction to LEAN Six Sigma and the key elements needed to successfully implement LEAN training as part of a wider transformational change programme or a standalone project. The programme helps to educate and involve all healthcare employees in their organisation’s efforts to improve process efficiencies and eliminate waste.

This course is suitable for doctors, nurses, healthcare and social care professionals, hospital administrators and senior and middle managers involved in improving performance and patient outcomes.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to LEAN healthcare
  • LEAN and the patient
  • LEAN thinking and principles
  • Why healthcare organisations typically implement LEAN
  • What is waste?
  • Benefits of a Six Sigma programme

This course is run over two days:

  • Part A: Thursday, 1 October 2020
  • Part B: Thursday, 15 October 2020

Learning objectives

  • Understand the evolution and guiding principles of LEAN healthcare.
  • Identify the role of LEAN in the healthcare workplace.
  • Identify the role of LEAN in improving the patient care pathway.
  • Appreciate the collaborative and team elements of successful LEAN outcomes in a clinical environment.
  • Understand the link between LEAN, your patients and patient.
  • Understand how to identify Muda – the seven LEAN wastes.