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Amnis and the IHM build on masterclasses’ success

Egham, Surrey, UKLearning NewsAmnis

The healthcare quality, innovation and productivity organisation, Amnis, has agreed a further programme of one-day workshop masterclasses with the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM).

This extends the relationship between the two organisations as a result of extremely positive feedback from delegates to the series of workshop masterclasses that these two organisations ran at various venues around the country last year.

Beginning with ‘Lean Fundamentals for Managers & Executives’ (24th May), the series continues with ‘Problem Solving Tools for Service Improvement’ (7th June); ‘Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement’ (13th September); ‘Thinking Strategically’ (28th September); ‘Value Stream Mapping’ (12th October); ‘Managing a Lean/Service Improvement Programme’ (22nd November), and ‘The Lean Toolkit for Service Improvement’ (7th February 2011).

“Each Masterclass, which will run from 10.30am till 3.30pm, can accommodate up to 30 participants,” said the IHM’s Phil Slinger. “In the light of the growing popularity of these masterclasses, we’ve been encouraged to extend both their number and the topics they cover.

“These one day events tackle key issues in today’s healthcare sector,” he added.

“These are vital issues for healthcare managers – and their approach to these issues has important consequences for their staff and those for whom they care. So we’re delighted to make these highly significant events available to our members. They also qualify attendees for award of continuing professional development points that will enhance their development portfolios.”

The IHM is the professional organisation for managers throughout healthcare - including the NHS; independent providers; healthcare consultants and the Armed Forces. Its focus is on improving patient/user care through the promotion of excellence in healthcare management.

Amnis’ Mark Eaton, added: “As an organisation which specialises in innovation, transformation and organisational improvement, helping clients plan and deploy strategies for successful transformation, Amnis helps its clients not only to deliver sustainable change but also to develop their capability to tackle their next challenges.

“So, our partnership with the IHM is intended to help develop the skills and capabilities of healthcare managers working across the UK.

“Following the success of our series of masterclasses run in association with the IHM in 2009, there are signs that these events are meeting their objectives and improving standards of management within the UK’s healthcare sector.”