Public Sector Event

6 Sigma in Healthcare (Yellow Belt) Masterclass

Venue: Hallam Conference Centre, London

Date: 15 Jan 2014

Synopsis: The health industry and healthcare providers face an increasing challenge to provide the sufficient quality of care against a background of funding reductions. Basic quality improvement programmes have delivered benefits but are now proving insufficient to take improvement efforts to a higher level. A more structured and rigorous approach that goes beyond the quality department is required and this is exactly what 6 Sigma delivers. The methodology becomes the foundation for creating a culture of excellence throughout an organisation where everyone is on a journey to eliminate waste, defects and variability.

This 2 day 6 Sigma Yellow Belt Training course for Healthcare Professionals is a hands-on interactive masterclass aimed at individuals and teams at all levels who need to develop an understanding of the power of the 6 Sigma and how the tools and methodology can make a significant impact within healthcare. Learning objectives include: An overview of 6 Sigma methodology tools and techniques and identify how it can add value to healthcare An understanding of how 6 Sigma can link with Lean Shows how 6 Sigma can be used to both improve the patient experience and improve efficiencies Highlights what healthcare can learn from industries that have many years of experience applying 6 Sigma tools and methodology Explains the power of the data driven processes in identifying the real root causes rather than relying on instinct or past history Shows how 6 Sigma can help change behaviour and workplace culture Facilitated by: Chris Lakin Lean Facilitator, 6 Sigma Master Black Belt and Chartered Chemical Engineer BWC Performance Pioneered by Motorola in the late 1980’s companies like General Electric, DuPont, Kodak, IBM, Being and American Express soon adopted the 6 Sigma methodology and reported significant improvements in service quality, productivity and efficiencies. Around about 2000 6-Sigma started to be deployed in the health industry and hospitals in Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio and the Netherlands showed how the techniques could be used in healthcare to make improvements in patient outcomes, whilst at the same time cutting costs and improving safety and quality.


Contact Person: Kerry Tarrant Tel: 01932 429933 Fax: 0208 181 6491 Email: