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The Science of Improvement

Thursday 13th August 2015 - Sheffield - Registrations now closed.

This unique programme, drawing on work originating with Dr W E Deming (the man who taught the Japanese how to improve quality), provides attendees with the opportunity to understand the conceptual basis of the Science of Improvement.


Date: Thursday 13th August 2015, 10:00 - 16:00 (registration from 09:30am)

Venue: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW

Registration: Registration for this event is now closed.

Flyer: The flyer for the event is available here.

For further information please contact Shahima Begum on 01274 383925, or at shahima.begum@yhahsn.nhs.uk.

If you are unable to attend this event but would like to register your interest, please contact academy@yhahsn.nhs.uk.

The workshop/event is FREE to all NHS and Care organisation staff within the Yorkshire and Humber region, but a cancellation charge of £50 may apply if less than 48 hours’ notice is given.

Background

The need to improve health and social care is self-evident.  However, the means by which we attempt to improve remains varied, unclear and often controversial. Why?

A critical missing link is to recognize that there is a scientific basis to improvement.  The science is well established but ironically is rarely taught, resulting in improvement initiatives being undertaken without understanding and respecting the science – and consequently the desired outcomes are rarely achieved.

This unique programme, drawing on work originating with Dr W E Deming (the main who taught the Japanese how to improve quality), provides attendees with the opportunity to understand the conceptual basis of the Science of Improvement.  Participants will experience a workshop day which blends theory and practice in a challenging and exciting way, enabling participants to adopt the scientific approach to improvement and apply this to the real world.  The programme is designed to excite and enthuse as much as inform and engage.

The core components that underpin the Science of Improvement are:

  • understanding variation
  • understanding systems
  • understanding knowledge
  • understanding people

The morning workshop wil be delivered by:

Professor Mohammed A. Mohammed
Professor of Healthcare, Quality and Effectiveness
University of Bradford

Mohammed A Mohammed is a Professor of Healthcare, Quality and Effectiveness in the Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford. His areas of interest are health care quality, performance monitoring, league tables and more generally health services research and the science of improvement.

He has extensive experience of teaching and applying the science of improvement to enhance health care quality in primary and secondary care.