Statistical Process Control: SPC in Healthcare

  Category: SPC, Analysis, Variation

Wednesday 24th May 2017 - Leeds

A full day practical session on how to produce and plot SPC in Healthcare. This is designed to support managers and analysts in the Yorkshire & Humber providing hands-on experience of designing and developing SPC charts.

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017, 10:00 - 16:00 (registration from 09:30am)

Venue: NHS Horizons, 2 Brewery Wharf Kendall Street, Leeds LS10 1JR

Registration: To register for this event please click here

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For further information please contact Shahima Begum on 01274 383966, or at shahima.begum@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.

As a pre-requisite to this course you must have attended one of the 'Understanding and Reducing Variation in Healthcare' workshops (see here for the next session). This event is focused on the practicalities of constructing SPC charts using Excel.  The 'Understanding and Reducing Variation in Healthcare' events concentrate on the theory, history and evidence for Statistical Process Control.

Users must provide their own laptop and have MS Excel installed to be used on the day, and be comfortable with formulas and formatting charts, as the majority of the day is spent using Excel.


09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome and introduction

How to plot control charts for measurement data

11:30 Break

11:45 How to plot control charts for count data - part 1

12:45 Lunch

13:30 How to plot control charts for count data - part 2

Advanced topics in SPC

16:00 Close

The event will be delivered by:

Professor Mohammed A Mohammed
Professor of Healthcare, Quality & Effectiveness, University of Bradford

Professor Mohammed has extensive experience in health care quality in both primary and secondary care and is a leading expert in SPC. He has also published a number of key papers on the use and abuse of statistics.

Professor Mohammed is a Professor of Healthcare, Quality & Effectiveness in the Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford and the Deputy Director at The Bradford Institute of Health Research. He is an Academic Advisor to the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Sciences Network Improvement Academy.


Feedback from previous SPC in Healthcare events



"Very good session, speedy, but at a pace appropriate for delegates"

"Good structure and easy to follow"

"The workshop leader managed the various levels of confidence with Excel / SPC of the attendees very well"

"The content was informative and very useful each step deeply explained. Very relevant examples and plenty of supporting explanations provided"

"Good structure and examples used in the workshop. Good length"

"Will take back and implement what I've learnt. Examples are great way of learning"