Amnis warns that tactical Lean wonít deliver Ė in the face of the health sectorís financial challeng

From: Amnis Ltd
Published: Mon Feb 08 2010

According to Amnisí Mark Eaton, any health sector organisation taking a tactical approach to implementing changes by focusing on isolated processes or pathways and not linking the front-line improvements to an overall transformation strategy is at risk of failing to bring about the financial benefits that are going to be needed.

"Significant and strategic change requires a strategic approach," said Eaton, "and that starts by getting under the skin of the real objectives that need to be delivered, putting real numbers to the improvements that need to be generated and then identifying the key areas that will need to be transformed to deliver the required improvements.

"In addition, the future for the NHS can only be delivered through organisations working together to tackle the big ticket issues in a collaborative approach," he counselled.

"This often means making a change to the way that senior teams work. It also involves the need to promote team working rather than the tribal warfare that can exist both within some organisations and across whole health economies.

"Moreover, it relies on impartial decisions being made about tough issues and recognising that, while everyone needs to win, they may not win every time.

"One thing thatís for certain is that organisations donít need any more isolated ĎRapid Improvement Eventsí that arenít linked to strategic goals and donít help health economies to deliver their collective targets," he stressed.

Amnisís healthcare specialists offer a range of services intended to help organisations, especially those in the healthcare sector, to implement Lean successfully. For further details, contact Amnisí client services director, Ruth Bodman, at or visit


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, Amnisí team includes specialists in Lean/Six Sigma, organisational development, strategic planning, change management and systems thinking.

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Ruth Bodman, Amnis, 00 44 (0) 870 446 1002;
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 00 44 (0)1727 860405;
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