17th March 2006




A health expert will give her inaugural lecture on emerging trends in healthcare improvement at the University of Lincoln on Monday (20th March).


Professor Helen Bevan will outline some of the most promising trends in healthcare improvement from across the world and assess their potential to make a difference for NHS patients.


Across the globe healthcare leaders are facing up to the challenge of providing patient care which is more responsive, effective, reliable, accessible and makes best use of limited resources.


They are adopting a range of strategies, tools and techniques for better care and translating ideas from a variety of different, often surprising sources; from manufacturing systems thinking, design science, cognitive psychology and social movement theory.


Helen Bevan is Director of Service Transformation at the English NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, a government body which supports the 1.3 million staff in the NHS to accelerate the delivery of world-class health and healthcare by encouraging innovation and developing capability at the frontline.


Her current role is to keep NHS improvement knowledge fresh, relevant, impactful at the leading edge.


Her research and development interests include strategies for large scale, transformational change, applying social movement theory and design science to healthcare improvement and translating industrial improvement techniques to healthcare.


Her lecture will take place in lecture theatre AR0107 in the Architecture Building at 6pm (registration 5.30pm) with refreshments to follow.


Admission is free admission and no prior knowledge is required. To book a place contact Alex Gray on 01522 837003 or email: algray@lincoln.ac.uk 



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