Amnis expands its relationship with the IHM to run two Accelerated Lean Skills Programmes

From: Amnis Ltd
Published: Tue Feb 23 2010

The three-day ALSP takes participants from beginner to practitioner level in Lean and gives them the skills to lead their first projects within the healthcare sector. The programme fits into Amnis’ Lean Leader Programme, for those wishing to further develop their Lean-related knowledge and expertise.

Participants receive all materials, guides and follow-up telephone and email support, as well as a book by Amnis’ Mark Eaton, the programme lead.

Eaton, who is the author of ‘Lean for Practitioners’ and ‘Sustaining Lean Healthcare Programmes’ as well as over 50 articles and books on topics related to organisational development, Lean and change, commented: "The programme is a new venture between Amnis and the IHM but it is tried-and-tested – with over 3,000 successful graduates at present. Normally, Amnis runs the programme on-site for healthcare clients - so this is a rare opportunity to attend an open programme."

For further details about the Amnis/ IHM ALSPs, contact Ruth Bodman ( or visit


About the Accelerated Lean Skills Programme (ALSP)

This fast paced and highly interactive programme gives participants the understanding and experience to enable them to successfully participate in Lean programmes within healthcare organisations. The programme covers all the basic concepts of Lean and how these can be turned into successful Lean events and programmes. The programme is accredited by the Institute for Healthcare Management (IHM) and involves three days of training and a short post-training project for which telephone and email support is available.

The three days of training broadly cover:
• Day 1 – Lean Basics & Core Lean Tools (Part 1)
• Day 2 – Value Stream Mapping & Core Lean Tools (Part 2)
• Day 3 – Lean Simulation & Making Lean Programmes Work

The course is aimed at those with little or no knowledge of Lean and those looking to take their basic knowledge to a higher level.

The Accelerated Lean Skills Programme is accredited by the Institute of Healthcare Management and provides recognition under their CPD scheme. Successful graduates of the programme receive an endorsed certificate. The Programme is intended for senior staff, managers and above working with healthcare organisations which are being tasked with either participating in a Lean programme or are required to look at making Lean work within their own areas.

About the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM)

The IHM is the professional organisation for managers throughout healthcare, including the NHS; Independent Providers; Healthcare Consultants and the Armed Forces.

The IHM’s focus is on improving patient/user care wherever and whenever healthcare is needed. The route to achieving this is through the promotion of excellence in healthcare management.

The IHM achieves this by:
• Publishing standards of management practice
• Promoting the IHM Code (covering behavioural and ethical aspects of management practice)
• Establishing a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) framework
• Promoting CPD and moving towards implementing a CPD validation mechanism
• Holding CPD events in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
• Establishing a coaches database to support members when they choose an executive coach

The IHM has access to the highest offices of the NHS. Many of the senior players in the NHS are members of the IHM. More importantly, by promoting CPD, the IHM influences the management practice of thousands of managers.

About Amnis Limited

Working with both public and private sector organisations, Amnis is a consultancy which specialises in innovation, transformation and organisational improvement, helping clients plan and deploy strategies for successful transformation. Its goal is to help clients not only deliver sustainable change but also to develop their capability to tackle their next challenges.

Providing both consultancy and training services, Amnis’ team includes specialists in Lean/Six Sigma, organisational development, strategic planning, change management and systems thinking.

Further information from:

Ruth Bodman, Amnis, 00 44 (0) 870 446 1002;
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 00 44 (0)1727 860405;
Company: Amnis Ltd
Contact Name: Bob Little
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Contact Phone: +44 (0)1727 860405

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