What is the potential of lean methodology in improving the NHS?

Lean as a tool for NHS improvement – change for the better

In the first 2021 edition of INGENIUM Magazine, from Ordem dos Engenheiros, you can find our article on Lean methodology, as an essential tool for improving the NHS.

Resource efficiency is absolutely essential for a sustainable future. At critical times and in extreme situations, this efficiency can generate significant impacts on people’s lives. Lean management logic enhances the minimization of cycle time and waiting times, in addition to allowing, in general, to do more with less. This article addresses good practices to be adopted quickly and simply in an emergency situation in a hospital environment, as well as actions to be developed for the smooth operation in a steady state.

“(…) At this time, of profound change, it is also time to rethink internal logistical processes, planning procedures and information management, organization of units, location of devices and equipment.”

Learn about the best practices to adopt quickly and simply in a hospital emergency situation, and also the actions to be developed for the proper functioning of health services in general.

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